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The Whole-Part Dilemma: A Compositional Understanding of Plato’s Theory of Forms

In: Organon F, vol. 2022, no. 2
Seong Soo Park
Detaily:
Rok, strany: 2022, 246 - 267
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Plato; Parmenides; theory of Forms; one and many.
Typ článku: Research Article
O článku:
In this paper, I suggest a way of resolving the whole-part dilemma suggested in the Parmenides. Specifically, I argue that grabbing the second horn of the dilemma does not pose a significant challenge. To argue for this, I consider two theses about Forms, namely, the oneness and indivisibility theses. More specifically, I argue that the second horn does not violate the oneness thesis if we treat composition as identity and that the indivisibility thesis ought to be reinterpreted given Plato’s later dialogues. By doing so, I suggest a compositional understanding of Plato’s theory of Forms, which can resolve the whole-part dilemma.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Park, S. 2022. The Whole-Part Dilemma: A Compositional Understanding of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In Organon F, vol. 2022, no.2, pp. 246-267. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2022.29204

APA:
Park, S. (2022). The Whole-Part Dilemma: A Compositional Understanding of Plato’s Theory of Forms. Organon F, 2022(2), 246-267. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2022.29204
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Publikované: 29. 5. 2022
Verejná licencia:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)