The Resource Plato's individuals, Mary Margaret McCabe

Plato's individuals, Mary Margaret McCabe

Label
Plato's individuals
Title
Plato's individuals
Statement of responsibility
Mary Margaret McCabe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contradicting the long-held belief that Aristotle was the first to discuss individuation systematically, Mary Margaret McCabe argues that Plato was concerned with what makes something a something and that he solved the problem in a radically different way than did Aristotle. McCabe explores the centrality of individuation to Plato's thinking, from the Parmenides to the Politicus, illuminating Plato's later metaphysics in an exciting new way. Tradition associates Plato with the contrast between the particulars of the sensible world and transcendent forms, and supposes that therein lies the center of Plato's metaphysical universe. McCabe rebuts this view, arguing that Plato's thinking about individuals - which informs all his thought - comes to focus on the tension between "generous" or complex individuals and "austere" or simple individuals. In dialogues such as the Theaetetus and the Timaeus, Plato repeatedly poses the question of individuation but cannot provide an answer. Later, in the Sophist, the Philebus, and the Politicus, Plato devises what McCabe calls the "mesh of identity," an account of how individuals may be identified relative to each other. The mesh of identity, however, fails to explain satisfactorily how individuals are unified or made coherent. McCabe asserts that individuation may be absolute - and she questions philosophy's longtime reliance on Aristotle's solution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCabe, Mary Margaret
Index
index present
LC call number
B398.I65
LC item number
M33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • PlatÃo
  • Plato
  • Platon
  • Platon
  • Plato
  • Individuation (Philosophy)
  • Philosophers, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Individuation (Philosophy)
  • Philosophers, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Individuatie
  • Filosofia antiga
  • Filosofia grega
  • Metafísica
  • Individu (philosophie)
  • Individuation
Label
Plato's individuals, Mary Margaret McCabe
Link
https://archive.org/details/platosindividual00mcca
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-323) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Problem of Individuation -- pt. 1. Preliminary: Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics. 2. Particulars. 3. Forms -- pt. 2. The Problem Emerges. 4. The One and the Others. 5. Bundles and Lumps. 6. Slices and Stuffs. 7. Being and Talking -- pt. 3. Two Answers. 8. Resolving Relations. 9. The Unity of Persons. 10. Conclusion -- Appendix A: On the Order of the Dialogues -- Appendix B: Arguments from First Principles
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691073514
Lccn
93042370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29359703
  • (OCoLC)ocm29359703
Label
Plato's individuals, Mary Margaret McCabe
Link
https://archive.org/details/platosindividual00mcca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-323) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Problem of Individuation -- pt. 1. Preliminary: Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics. 2. Particulars. 3. Forms -- pt. 2. The Problem Emerges. 4. The One and the Others. 5. Bundles and Lumps. 6. Slices and Stuffs. 7. Being and Talking -- pt. 3. Two Answers. 8. Resolving Relations. 9. The Unity of Persons. 10. Conclusion -- Appendix A: On the Order of the Dialogues -- Appendix B: Arguments from First Principles
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691073514
Lccn
93042370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29359703
  • (OCoLC)ocm29359703

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