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Theaetetus

Plato
John McDowell and Lesley Brown

March 2014

ISBN: 9780199646166

208 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99

The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a student, Theaetetus, it explores the key philosophical issue: what is knowledge? This new edition combines the acclaimed translation by John McDowell with a valuable introduction and notes.

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The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a student, Theaetetus, it explores the key philosophical issue: what is knowledge? This new edition combines the acclaimed translation by John McDowell with a valuable introduction and notes.

  • A new edition of one of Plato's finest dialogues, outstanding both for its philosophy and its literary artistry.
  • Accurate, readable, and widely admired translation by John McDowell, first published in the Clarendon Plato series.
  • New introduction and notes by Lesley Brown.
  • The valuable introduction locates the work in Plato's oeuvre, and explains some of the competing understandings of its overall meaning. The notes elucidate Plato's arguments, and draw connections within the work and with other philosophical discussions.
  • The edition also includes a synopsis, index, and select bibliography.

About the Author(s)

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John McDowell, University Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, and Lesley Brown, Emeritus Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford

John McDowell taught at University College, Oxford before moving to Pittsburgh in 1986. He was the John Locke Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 1991. His publications include Mind and World (1994), Mind, Value, and Reality (1998), and Meaning, Knowledge, and Reality (1998), all Harvard University Press. His edition of Plato's Theaetetus was published in the Clarendon Plato series in 1973.

Lesley Brown was Centenary Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Somerville College, and a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford; she is now an emeritus fellow. She has published widely on Plato's dialogues, notably the Theaetetus and Sophist, as well as on Aristotle. She wrote the Introduction and Notes for the new edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics in OWC (2009).

Reviews

"strongly recommended for undergraduates and anyone with a serious interest in Plato." - Colin Leach, Classics for All

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