Pseudo-Platonic Definitions in the Context of Greek Philosophical Tradition
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Paulius Garbačiauskas
Published 2016-04-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2016.89.9896
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Keywords

Plato
Academy
definition
diaeresis
Aristoteles
Stoicism
Diogenes of Sinope

How to Cite

Garbačiauskas P. (2016). Pseudo-Platonic Definitions in the Context of Greek Philosophical Tradition. Problemos, 89, 167-171. https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2016.89.9896

Abstract

The article discusses a phenomenon of philosophical definitions, a common feature of almost all Greek philosophical schools, including the Pre-Socratics, and aims to cover the collection of Definitions, found in the Platonic corpus, and their place in the context of Greek philosophical tradition. This late interpolation is a dictionary of about 185 philosophically significant terms representing early Stoicism rather than Plato’s Academy. Defining the terms was a common practice of philosophical thinking exercise, as is rather reliably endorsed by the ample number of surviving titles of various philosophical treatises, as well as stories of Greek comedy and anecdotic accounts recorded by Diogenes Laertius in Lives of Eminent Philosophers.

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