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Plato - Theaetetus - 9780140444506 - KCW0002732
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Description for Theaetetus Paperback. Translator(s): Waterfield, R. Num Pages: 272 pages, map, bibliography. BIC Classification: HPCA; HPK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 131 x 18. Weight in Grams: 202. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear. Previous owners name on ffep, remains a very good copy
Set immediately prior to the trial and execution of Socrates in 399 BC, Theaetetus shows the great philosopher considering the nature of knowledge itself, in a debate with the geometrician Theodorus and his young follower Theaetetus. Their dialogue covers many questions, such as: is knowledge purely subjective, composed of the ever-changing flow of impressions we receive from the outside world? Is it better thought of as 'true belief'? Or is it, as many modern philosophers argue, 'justified true belief', in which the belief is supported by argument or evidence? With skill and eloquence, Socrates guides the debate, drawing out the ... Read more

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About Plato
Plato (c.427-347 BC) was one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. He was disgusted by the corruption of Athenian political life, and the execution of his teacher Socrates. He sought cures for the ills of society in philosophy, and became convinced that those ills would not cease until philosophers became rulers, or rulers philosophers. ... Read more

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