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Plato’s Theaetetus

David Bostock


In the Theaetetus, Plato looks afresh at a problem to which, he now realizes, he had earlier given an inadequate answer: the problem of the nature of knowledge. What Plato has to say on this question is of great interest and importance, not only to scholars of Plato, but also to philosophers with wholly contemporary interests. This book is a sustained philosophical analysis and critique of the Theaetetus. The book provides a detailed examination of Plato's arguments and the issues that they raise. It adjudicates on rival interpretations of the text, and looks at the relations between this and ... More

Keywords: Theaetetus, Plato, nature of knowledge, philosophical analysis, interpretations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198239307
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bostock, author
Merton College, Oxford