Knowledge and Politics in Plato's Theaetetus
The Theaetetus is one of the most widely studied of any of the Platonic dialogues because its dominant theme concerns the significant philosophical question, what is knowledge? In this new interpretation of the Theaetetus, Paul Stern provides the first full-length treatment of its political character in relationship to this dominant theme. Stern argues that this approach sheds significant light on the distinctiveness of the Socratic way of life, with respect to both its initial justification and its ultimate character.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Theaetetus, Plato, knowledge, epistemology, Socrates, politics
Ancient Philosophy | Classics | Epistemology | Ethics and Political Philosophy