A Translation of Plato's Sophist with an Introductory Commentary

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Philosophy - 147 pages
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A refreshingly different approach to a difficult dialogue.

Contents

THE DEFINITION OF A SOPHIST
4
How the difficulties arise for the account of false belief
38
The objection to being 249D250E
51
The otherness of the other greatest kinds 254B255E
57
The proof that nonbeing is a being 257B258C
63
Notes to the Commentary
70
Notes to the Translation
136
Bibliography
143
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The Translator: James Duerlinger is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. His areas of specialization are Greek philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and philosophy of religion.

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