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The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Jeremy Barris

Abstract

This book seeks to show that we can conceive and live with a pluralism of standpoints with conflicting standards for truth—with the truth of each being entirely unaffected by the truth of the others. The book argues that Plato's work expresses this kind of pluralism, and that this pluralism is important in its own right, whether or not we agree about what Plato's standpoint is. The longest tradition of Plato scholarship identifies crucial faults in Plato's theory of Ideas. The book argues that Plato deliberately displayed those faults, because he ... More

Keywords: truth, Plato, pluralism, error, illogic, myths, fictions, anecdotes, humor, rational argument

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229130
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229130.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Barris, author