Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

[Revised entry by Allan Silverman on July 14, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Students of Plato and other ancient philosophers divide philosophy into three parts: Ethics, Epistemology and
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[Revised entry by Allan Silverman on July 14, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Students of Plato and other ancient philosophers divide philosophy into three parts: Ethics, Epistemology and Metaphysics. While generally accurate and certainly useful for pedagogical purposes, no rigid boundary separates the parts. Ethics, for example, concerns how one ought to live and focuses on pleasure, virtue, and happiness. Since, according to Plato (and Socrates), virtue and happiness require...

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