By William H. F. Altman

If you’ve ever puzzled why Plato staged Timaeus as one of those sequel to Republic, or who its unnamed lacking fourth will be; or why he joined Critias to Timaeus, and even if that unusual discussion is unfinished; or what we should always make of the written critique of writing in Phaedrus, and of that dialogue’s obvious loss of solidarity; or what's the goal of the lengthy dialogue of the single within the moment half Parmenides, and the way it pertains to the objections made to the idea of types in its first part; or if the revisionists or unitarians are correct approximately Philebus, and why its Socrates turns out much less captivating than ordinary, or even if Cratylus occurs after Euthyphro, and no matter if its far-fetched etymologies accomplish any critical philosophical function; or why the thinker Socrates describes within the relevant digression of Theaetetus is so diverse from Socrates himself; then you definately will get pleasure from interpreting the continuation of William H. F. Altman’s Plato the instructor: The concern of the Republic (Lexington; 2012), the place he considers the pedagogical connections in the back of “the post-Republic dialogues” from Timaeus to Theaetetus within the context of “the analyzing Order of Plato’s dialogues.”

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