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Plato"s philosophy of science

by Andrew Gregory

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Published by Duckworth in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato.,
  • Science -- Philosophy -- History -- To 1500.,
  • Science, Ancient.,
  • Astronomy, Ancient.,
  • Cosmology, Ancient.,
  • Atomism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-324) and index.

    StatementAndrew Gregory.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ174.8 .G733 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 336 p. :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3344979M
    ISBN 100715629875
    LC Control Number2004351582
    OCLC/WorldCa47001271

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Seeking to reassess Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world, this book argues that many of the common charges against Plato (disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation) are unfounded, and that Plato had a series of important and cogent criticisms of the early atomists and other views on science, and on astronomy and cosmology in /5(2).

Andrew Gregory is Reader of Science in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London. He is the author of many books on the science of the ancient world, including Plato's Philosophy of Science and Ancient Greek CosmogonyThis text refers to the hardcover by: In this illuminating book Andrew Gregory takes an original approach to Plato's philosophy of science by reassessing Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world.

He demonstrates that many of the common charges against Plato - disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation - are unfounded, and shows instead that Plato had a series of important and Platos philosophy of science book.

Plato’s thought: A philosophy of reason. Plato was a Greek philosopher known and recognized for having allowed such a considerable philosophical work. The sensible world, according to Plato is the world of contingent, contrary to the intelligible world, which contains essences or ideas, intelligible forms, models of all things, saving the phenomena and give them meaning.

After the death of Socrates, Plato may have traveled extensively in Greece, Italy, and Egypt, though on such particulars the evidence is followers of Pythagoras (c. bce) seem to have influenced his philosophical program (they are criticized in the Phaedo and the Republic but receive respectful mention in the Philebus).It is thought that his three trips to Syracuse in.

The Dialogues (Gorgias, Meno, Theatetus, Sophist, Symposium, Phaedrus, Timaeus, The Republic) – Plato “Plato, the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece, was born in Athens in or B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a. This book and the work that went with it created a school of interpretations of Socrates and of Plato vis-à-vis Socrates, thoughts about how we should understand Socratic method and so on, which dominated a large part of Anglo-American (less so European) ancient philosophy for a very long time.

And if you want to understand the science of climate change, you would consult a climate scientist, not a scientifically illiterate politician. Since running the society is of the utmost importance, Plato believed it imperative that those holding political positions be at least minimally knowledgeable of politics, history, economics, science.

Books on Plato’s Political Philosophy. The vast literature on Plato forces us to list only secondary works that have been written in English. (Philosophers on Plato lists translated primary works that are important for understanding his political thought.)The major books on Plato’s political philosophy offer comprehensive accounts that attempt to discuss it in terms of his intention and.

The theory of Forms or theory of Ideas is a philosophical theory, concept, or world-view, attributed to Plato, that the physical world is not as real or true as timeless, absolute, unchangeable ideas.

According to this theory, ideas in this sense, often capitalized and translated as "Ideas" or "Forms", are the non-physical essences of all things, of which objects and matter in the physical. The aims of the investigation of nature --V. Plato's developing philosophy of science --VI.

Criticisms of the atomists and physiologoi --VII. Plato relative to the atomists and physiologoi --VIII. Plato's philosophy of science. Responsibility: Andrew Gregory. More information: Contributor biographical information; Publisher description.

Get this from a library. Plato's philosophy of science. [Andrew Gregory] -- In this illuminating book Andrew Gregory takes an original approach to Plato's philosophy of science by reassessing Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world.

At the origin of Western philosophy stands Plato, who got about as much wrong as one would expect from a thinker who lived 2, years ago. But Plato’s role in shaping philosophy was pivotal. On her way to considering the place of philosophy in our ongoing intellectual life, Goldstein tells a new story of its origin, re-envisioning the.

Plato's political philosophy has thus often been considered totalitarian. Critique of democracy In the Republic, Plato's Socrates raises a number of objections to democracy. He claims that democracy is a danger due to excessive freedom.

He also argues that in a system in which everyone has a right to rule all sorts of selfish people who care. In this illuminating book Andrew Gregory takes an original approach to Plato's philosophy of science by reassessing Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world.

He demonstrates that many of the common charges against Plato - disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation - are unfounded, and shows instead that Reviews: 1. Plato's views on science, and on astronomy and cosmology in particular, are shown to have developed in interesting ways.

Thus, the book argues, Plato can best be seen as a philosopher struggling with the foundations of scientific realism, and as someone, moreover, who has interesting epistemological, cosmological and nomological reasons for his Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing. Republic, Book 1 Gorgias Meno Euthydemus Hippias I and II Cratylas Symposium Phaedo Republic, Books Timaeus Laws As has already been pointed out, Plato uses Socrates as the main interlocutor in his dialogues.

The specific way that Plato makes use of the character of Socrates varies some-what during the different periods in which Plato wrote. Plato's impact on philosophy and the nature of humans has had a lasting impact far beyond his homeland of Greece. His work covered a broad spectrum of interests and ideas: mathematics, science.

In Socrates time information overload did not present the difficulty it does in the 21st century. During all of BCE, one could master mathematics, science as it were– and all the rest with requisite intelligence and patience. As for wisdom?: that would take a book merely to begin with.

Plato's Philosophers Summary Faced with the difficult task of discerning Plato’s true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never fully made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues.

This page contains a list of the best books on or by Plato. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Plato. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Plato.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example.

This list aims.The Science of PlatoSourcesImpact. Plato is now best known as the main representative of idealist philosophy in the West and the founder of the Academy, the first Western university.

He is far less often recognized, however, as a mathematical philosopher (or philosophical mathematician), even though that is how he might have preferred to describe himself.Philosophy.

Curious about the major works and figures in the study of the nature of reality and existence? From Plato to Foucault, we break down the main ideas in philosophical thought. Our study guides are available online and in book form at