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Comment: Fine in Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; Cambridge University Press; 2012; Some philosophers argue that false speech and false belief are impossible. In the Sophist, Plato addresses this 'falsehood paradox', which purports to prove that one can neither say nor believe falsehoods (because to say or believe a falsehood is to say or believe something that is not, and is therefore not there to be said or believed). In this book Paolo Crivelli closely examines the whole dialogue and shows how Plato's brilliant solution to the paradox is radically different from those put forward by modern philosophers. He surveys and critically discusses the vast range of literature which has developed around the Sophist over the past fifty years, and provides original solutions to several problems that are so far unsolved. His book will be important for all who are interested in the Sophist and in ancient ontology and philosophy of language more generally.;
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'My overview obviously cannot do justice to the subtlety and richness of Crivelli's analysis ... He soberly chooses among the interpretative possibilities, never yielding to speculative interpretations. The virtues of his account are comprehensiveness, detailed and clear presentation, and the philosophical coherence of the interpretation embraced.' László Bene, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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In this book Paolo Crivelli closely examines Plato's Sophist and shows how Plato's brilliant solution to the falsehood paradox is radically different from those put forward by modern philosophers. His book will be important for all who are interested in the Sophist and in ancient ontology and philosophy of language.
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  • Hardcover: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521199131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521199131
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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THE book if you want to understand Plato's Sophist. Changed my attitude toward Plato
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