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Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides

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International Library of Psychology, Philosophy & Scientific Method
Translated, with an introduction & a running commentary, by Francis Macdonald Cornford
Parmenides was likely written within the last two decades preceding Plato's death in 347 BCE. Despite two millennia of documented commentary, scholars struggle to make sense of it. Almost every major discussion of
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Hardcover, 1st , 251 pages
Published 1939 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
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Erik Graff
Mar 10, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: advanced students of Plato and the preSocratics
Recommended to Erik by: Reginald Allen
Shelves: philosophy
I read this book towards the beginning of Reginald Allen's course on Plato's Parmenides at Loyola University Chicago. It was helpful as an introduction to a topic which remained unresolved by the end of the term, namely the interpretation of the dialog. Allen himself was thrashing it out, being in the midst of preparing a book on the subject.

The course could have been taught better if more attention had been paid to the matter of the textual basis of the dialog. Exactly how many holographic sour
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1874-1943. Classicist

Cornford was educated at St Paul's School and was admitted to Trinity in 1893, being elected a Scholar the following year. Cornford obtained firsts in both parts of the classical tripos in 1905 and 1907; he was awarded the Chancellor's Classical Medal in the latter year. In 1897 he applied for the Chair of Greek at Cardiff, but was unsuccessful. However, in 1899 he was elected
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