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David Ebrey: The Unfolding Account of the Forms in Plato's 'Phaedo'

When:We 17-01-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Omega

Lecture by David Ebrey (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

Perhaps Plato’s most famous idea is that things like justice, piety, largeness, and equality are what he calls “forms,” which are in some significant way different from sensible things. While this is an important idea for Plato, it is hard to find an account in the dialogues of why he thinks it and how, exactly, they are supposed to be different. In this paper I argue...(continue reading...)