Dialectic and Dialogue

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1529-3
Publication Date
November 1998
Page Count
418 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Dialectic and Dialogue

Plato's Practice of Philosophical Inquiry
Francisco J. Gonzalez

Dialectic and Dialogue seeks to define the method and the aims of Plato's dialectic in both the "inconclusive" dialogues and the dialogues that describe and practice a method of hypothesis. Departing from most treatments of Plato, Gonzalez argues that the philosophical knowledge at which dialectic aims is nonpropositional, practical, and reflexive. The result is a reassessment of how Plato understood the nature of philosophy.

About the Author

Francisco J. Gonzalez is associate professor of philosophy at Skidmore College. He is the editor of The Third Way: New Directions in Platonic Studies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995).