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Enthält das Argument für die Existenz der Ideen, Ti 31d3-52a7, einen Fehler?


Ferber, Rafael; Hiltbrunner, Thomas (2005). Enthält das Argument für die Existenz der Ideen, Ti 31d3-52a7, einen Fehler? Gymnasium: Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung, 112(5):461-467.

Abstract

From a philosophical point of view, the theory of forms is the central topic in Plato’s dialogues; however, there is only one single direct argument for the existence of forms. The paper deals with the logical form of this argument in Timaeus 51d3-52a7, and it corrects and clarifies some points made in a former paper on the same topic (Ferber, Gymnasium 105, 1998, 419-444). It is shown that the argument is logically valid; it is a modus ponendo ponens. The two premises of the argument are true (and the argument is therefore sound) if one accepts a Platonic distinction between knowledge (Greek “nous” in the sense of “episteme”) and true belief. The paper also presents an alternative Aristotelian reading of the premises.

Abstract

From a philosophical point of view, the theory of forms is the central topic in Plato’s dialogues; however, there is only one single direct argument for the existence of forms. The paper deals with the logical form of this argument in Timaeus 51d3-52a7, and it corrects and clarifies some points made in a former paper on the same topic (Ferber, Gymnasium 105, 1998, 419-444). It is shown that the argument is logically valid; it is a modus ponendo ponens. The two premises of the argument are true (and the argument is therefore sound) if one accepts a Platonic distinction between knowledge (Greek “nous” in the sense of “episteme”) and true belief. The paper also presents an alternative Aristotelian reading of the premises.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:2005
Deposited On:01 Oct 2012 14:39
Last Modified:13 May 2016 06:40
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Winter
ISSN:0342-5231
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Related URLs:http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista?codigo=9583 (Publisher)

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