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Plato: The Midwifes Apprentice I. M. Crombie

Plato: The Midwifes Apprentice

I. M. Crombie

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781283865746
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208 pages
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 About the Book 

In Platos Theaetetus, Socrates is portrayed as a midwife to the intellect, a metaphor for his task as a dialectician as he seeks to help give birth to wisdom. Thus it is that the author refers to Plato as the midwifes apprentice. This volumeMoreIn Platos Theaetetus, Socrates is portrayed as a midwife to the intellect, a metaphor for his task as a dialectician as he seeks to help give birth to wisdom. Thus it is that the author refers to Plato as the midwifes apprentice. This volume represents an attempt to provide a more manageable account of the authors two volume magnum opus, An Examination of Platos Doctrines. An accessible and lucid introduction to Platos ideas is provided which nonetheless challenges traditional interpretations. In particular the author is concerned to offer an interpretation of the significance of what Plato said. The chapters are arranged by topic, for ease of comprehension.