Kant, neo-Kantianism and Plato
Kant, and the academic / intellectual current known as "neo-Kantianism," have attempted a fragmentary, productive and...
Georgius Gemistus (Plethon)
Byzantine philosopher (circa 1360-1454), perhaps the most important of the late Byzantine period. Counselor of rulers...
The symposium
The symposion as a main mode of entertainment and social interaction between wealthy Greeks became established in the...
Apuleius
Platonist philosopher, rhetorician and fiction writer (ca. 125-180 CE)
Psychoanalysis and Plato
Basic theories of Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and of other important figures, such as Jung and more recently Lacan and Kristeva, admit as a source of their inspiration many aspects of...
The Myth of the Cave
An allegory that Socrates narrates at the beginning of the seventh book of The Republic (514a-517a) in his effort to elucidate the Platonic theory of Forms, the absolute ontological priority of the...
Plutarch
Platonist philosopher and historian, who lived between 45/47 and 120 CE in the area of Chaeronea and Delphi.
Parmenides
A late Platonic dialogue on the one-many problem, in which a severe critique is launched against the middle-period version of Plato’s Theory of Forms.
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