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Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

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2020.03.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Panos Dimas, Russell E. Jones, and Gabriel R. Lear (eds.), Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion, Oxford University Press, 2019, 285pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198803386. Reviewed by Sylvain Delcomminette, Université libre de Bruxelles This volume launches the "Plato Dialogue Project" (PDP), which aims at gathering scholars every third year to scrutinize a single Platonic dialogue. Although it is not explicit, it seems clear that the project is intended to offer an alternative to the Symposium Platonicum (SP) organized every third year by the International Plato Society. The comparison between this volume and the one stemming from the recent SP devoted to the Philebus[1] is instructive. The SP volume collects more than fifty papers (only a selection of those delivered at the Symposium) of various lengths written in five languages by scholars from around the world, both junior and established, and working in different scholarly traditions, who have answered a... Read More

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