Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Abstract

Following R. E. Allen I argue, against the view of Gregory Vlastos that the Socrates of Plato's early dialogues was exclusively a moral philosopher, that there is a metaphysics, an early version of the theory of Forms, in the Euthyphro and other early dialogues. I respond to several of Vlastos's objections to this view.

Editor

David Sedley

Comments

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy following peer review. The version of record Prior, W. J. (2004). Socrates Metaphysician. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27, 1-14. is available online at: Oxford University Press.

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