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Dialectic and Dialogue: Plato's Practice of Philosophical Inquiry

Dialectic and Dialogue: Plato's Practice of Philosophical Inquiry (Hardback)

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Dialectic and Dialogue seeks to define the method and the aims of Plato's dialectic in both the ""inconclusive"" dialogues and the dialogues that describe and practice a method of hypothesis. Departing from most treatments of Plato, Gonzalez argues that the philosophical knowledge at which dialectic aims is nonpropositional, practical, and reflexive. The result is a reassessment of how Plato understood the nature of philosophy.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 25/11/1998 ISBN-13: 9780810115293  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Francisco J. Gonzalez is associate professor of philosophy at Skidmore College. He is the editor of The Third Way: New Directions in Platonic Studies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995).

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