Knowledge and Self-knowledge in Plato's Theaetetus

Knowledge and Self-knowledge in Plato's Theaetetus

By: Andrea Tschemplik (author)Hardback

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Knowledge and Self-Knowledge in Plato's "Theaetetus" examines the dialogue in conversation with others, arriving at the conclusion that it is the absence of self-knowledge in the Theaetetus which leads to its closing impasse regarding knowledge. What Socrates accomplishes in the dialogue is to lead the mathematician Theaetetus to the recognition of his ignorance-the first step toward self-knowledge.

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Andrea Tschemplik is assistant professor of philosophy at American University.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: Framing the Question of Knowledge in the Theaetetus Chapter 3 Chapter Two: Intellectual Midwifery, Intellectual Pregnancy Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Perception and Knowledge Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Doxa-Logy Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Mathematics and Beyond

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780739125731
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9780739125731
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0739125737

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