The Ambiguity of the ‘One’ in Plato’s Parmenides

in Méthexis
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

This paper examines how the exercises offered to the young Socrates in the Parmenides can be understood as an educational practice, or a gymnastic that is prior to and instrumental for defining forms. To this end, I argue that the subject of the exercises given to Socrates can be understood as an open and indeterminate ‘one’, rather than a form per se. I show that the description of the gymnastic exercises, the demonstration of the hypotheses themselves, and the language concerning the ‘one’, are consistent with an indeterminate subject ‘one’.

The Ambiguity of the ‘One’ in Plato’s Parmenides

in Méthexis

Sections

References

Allen R.E. (1997). Plato’s Parmenides . Yale University PressNew Haven.

Burnet J. (1901). Platonis Opera Tomus ii Tetralogia iiiiv . Oxford University PressOxford.

Calogero G. (1932 [1977 edition]). Studi Sull’EleatismoLa Nuova ItaliaFlorence.

Calogero G . (1974). ‘Plotino, Parmenide e il Parmenide.’ Atti del Convegno Internazionale sul Tema: Plotino e il Neoplatonismo in Oriente e in Occidente . Accademia Nazionale dei LinceiRome.

Cornford F. (1939). Plato and Parmenides . Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & CoLondon.

Dorter K. (1994). Form and Good in Plato’s Eleatic Dialogues . University of California PressBerkeley.

Ferrari F. (2004). Platone Parmenide. Introduzione . Biblioteca Universale RizzoleMilan.

Fronterotta F. (1998). Guida alla Lettura del Parmenide di Platone . LaterzaRome.

Fronterotta F. (2001). Methexis. La Teoria Platonica delle Idee e la Partecipazione delle cose Empiriche: Dai Dialoghi Giovanili al Parmenide . Scuola Normale SuperiorePisa.

Gill C. & McCabe M. (1996). Form and Argument in Late Plato . Clarendon PressOxford.

Gill M.L. & Ryan P. (1996). Plato Parmenides . Hackett PublishingIndianapolis.

Gonzalez F. (2002). ‘Dialectic of Forms.’ from Welton W. Plato’s Forms: Varieties of Interpretation. Maryland.

Meinwald C. (1991). Plato’s Parmenides . Oxford University PressOxford.

Miller M. (1986). Plato’s Parmenides: The Conversion of the Soul . Princeton University PressPrinceton.

Peterson S. (2003). ‘New Rounds of Exercise of Plato’s Parmenides.’ The Modern Schoolman lxxx.

Peterson S. (1996). ‘Plato’s Parmenides: A Principle of Interpretation and Seven Arguments.’ Journal of the History of Philosophy xxxiv No. 2 April.

Rickless S. (2006). Plato’s Forms in Transition . Cambridge University PressCambridge.

Sanday E. (2015). A Study of Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides . Northwestern University PressEvanston.

Sayre K. (2005). Plato’s Late Ontology: A Riddle Resolved . Parmenides PublishingLas Vegas.

Sayre K. (1996). Parmenides’ Lesson: Translation and Explication of Plato’s Parmenides . University of Notre Dame PressNotre Dame.

Sayre K. (1978). ‘Plato’s Parmenides: Why the Eight Hypotheses are not Contradictory.’ Phronesis Vol. 23 No. 2133150.

Trabattoni F. (2016). Essays on Plato’s Epistemology. Leuven University Press.

Turnbull R. (1998). The Parmenides and Plato’s Late Philosophy . University of Toronto PressToronto.

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 27 27 13
Full Text Views 19 19 14
PDF Downloads 6 6 3
EPUB Downloads 3 3 0