Proclus' Commentary on the Cratylus in context : ancient theories of language and naming / by R.M. van den Berg.

The Cratylus contains Plato's important, yet ambiguous discussion of language. This book explores the various views on language and its relation to philosophy in the Platonic tradition by examining the reception of Plato's Cratylus in antiquity in general, and the commentary of the Neoplat...

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Main Author: Berg, R. M. van den 1970-
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series:Philosophia antiqua ; v. 112.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Plato's Cratylus and Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Setting the Scene; Chapter Two The Middle Platonists: Constructing Platonic Doctrines; Chapter Three Porphyry's Aristotelian Semantic Theory and Proclus' Platonic Criticism of it; Chapter Four Proclus' Commentary on the Cratylus (I): The Issue of the Correctness of Names; Chapter Five Proclus' Commentary on the Cratylus (II): Naming, Dialectic, and the Divine Intellect; Chapter Six Proclus' Commentary on the Cratylus (III): Learning from Divine Names; Chapter Seven After Proclus; Bibliography.