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Plato's Sophist (Carthage Reprint) [Paperback]

By Stanley Rosen (Author)
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Plato's great attempt to define the nature of the sophist -- the false image of the philosopher -- has perplexed readers from classical times to the present. The dialogue has been central in the ongoing debate about the theory of forms, and it remains a crucial text for Plato scholars in both the analytical and the phenomenological traditions.

Stanley Rosen's book is the first full-length study of the Sophist in English and one of the most complete in any language. He follows the stages of the dialogue in sequence and offers an exhaustive analysis of the philosophical questions that come to light as Theaetetus and the Eleatic Stranger pursue the sophist through philosophical debate.

Rosen finds the central problem of the dialogue in the relation between original and image; he shows how this distinction underlies all subsequent technical themes and analyzes in detail such problems as non-being or negation and false statement. Arguing that the dialogue must be treated as a dramatic unity, he pays careful attention throughout to the setting, the events, the language used, and the relations between the natures of the speakers and the topics under discussion.

Rosen's new approach to the technical issues in the dialogue will be of interest to Plato scholars of all schools, and his analysis of the sophistical dimension of the world will engage all who have puzzled over what it means to be a philosopher.

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Studio: St. Augustines Press
Pages   341
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 1999
Publisher   St. Augustines Press
ISBN  1890318639  
ISBN13  9781890318635  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Stanley Rosen is Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Boston University. His previous books include "The Elusiveness of the Ordinary "and "Hermeneutics as Politics, "both published by Yale University Press.

Stanley Rosen currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. Stanley Rosen was born in 1929.

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Detailed, Difficult, and Delightful  Jun 29, 2004
For an intro. to the work of Rosen, this study of the Sophist is not the place to look. That had to be said. What also has to be said is that it would be a miracle if anyone truly appreciated this work (and the "twin" work on the Statesman) who hasn't studied and thought deeply about the Sophist already. Thus: nor is this a good place to look for an intro. to the Sophist. You are forewarned.
For those, however, who are as insane as I am, or are just admirers of Rosen, this book will be the usual: which means an extremely careful, thought-provoking, and challenging study that demands to be read carefully, thoughtfully, and more than once. The book takes us through every single little itsy-bitsy step of the Sophist, clocking in at over 300 pages with an added bonus of a 57 page preface, slogging through the technical literature on the dialogue. There is not much else to say about it than that---if you still feel tempted, then dive in! You couldn't do better by your brain.

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