In this paper, I try to show that a close reading of some of Plato’s early dialogues suggests elements endorsing the interpretation that an early version of the theory of Ideas is present in those dialogues; I also argue that this “anti-developmentalist” interpretation, already proposed by R.E. Allen in 1970, may be reprocessed in a more radical form, especially with regard to the inclusion or exclusion of the separation of Ideas in the early version of the theory; and lastly, that the standard “developmentalist” interpretation of Plato’s theory of Ideas, for instance as proposed by G. Vlastos in 1991, depends perhaps on an exegetic and historiographic bias, connected to the so called “Socratic question”, for which at least some clarification is needed.

"The Development of Plato’s theory of ideas and the Socratic question”

FRONTEROTTA, Francesco
2007

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In this paper, I try to show that a close reading of some of Plato’s early dialogues suggests elements endorsing the interpretation that an early version of the theory of Ideas is present in those dialogues; I also argue that this “anti-developmentalist” interpretation, already proposed by R.E. Allen in 1970, may be reprocessed in a more radical form, especially with regard to the inclusion or exclusion of the separation of Ideas in the early version of the theory; and lastly, that the standard “developmentalist” interpretation of Plato’s theory of Ideas, for instance as proposed by G. Vlastos in 1991, depends perhaps on an exegetic and historiographic bias, connected to the so called “Socratic question”, for which at least some clarification is needed.
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