08. Gail Fine, Philosophy

Plato on Knowledge and Forms: Selected Essays (Oxford University Press, 2003). In her collection of essays on Plato’s metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language, Fine delivers a synoptic view of some of Plato’s most basic and enduring ideas about knowledge and reality. Fine includes a previously unpublished introductory essay, which pulls together connecting threads, responds to criticisms, and revises or modifies some of her earlier views. The essays cover a broad range of Plato’s works, from the Meno through the Theaetetus. Fine discusses his views on the nature of knowledge; on how knowledge differs from belief and from true belief; on the extent of knowledge; and on the correctness of names. Several essays consider connections between Plato’s metaphysics and epistemology; other essays compare Plato’s metaphysics with Aristotle’s; and five are devoted to the Theaetetus.

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