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© The several contributors and in this collection as a whole Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils 2004.



1 Editorial Statement and Call for Papers Appel à contributions,  Contributi, Normas para la presentación de colaboraciones, Beiträge Erwünscht Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils
2 Scientific Knowledge and Myth Luc Brisson
3 Warum gibt es keinen Mythos im Sophistes? Marlis Colloud-Streit
4 Socrates in the Cave: Platonic Epistemology and the Common Man Michael Erler
5 The Possibility of Knowledge According to Plato Lloyd Gerson

Plato and the Scope of Ethical Knowledge

Christopher Gill
7 Socratic Dialogue and Platonic Dialectic: How the Soul Knows in the Republic Noburu Notomi
8 The Two Faces of Platonic Knowledge Samuel Scolnicov
9 Review of Mario Vegetti’s translation and commentary of Plato’s La Repubblica Luc Brisson
10 Review of Michael S. Kochin, Gender and Rhetoric in Plato’s Political Thought Eduardo Héctor Mombello
11 Review of New Perspectives on Plato, Modern and Ancient, edited by Julia Annas and Christopher Rowe Mario Vegetti

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Issue Four presents an article-length contribution, by Marlis Colloud-Streit, on the absence of a myth in the Sophist. This contribution is followed by a collection of six shorter papers that reflect on the theme ‘Platonic Knowledge: Is it an Illusion?’ These papers, by Luc Brisson, Michael Erler, Christopher Gill, Lloyd Gerson, Noburu Notomi, and Samual Scolnicov, were presented together at the World Congress of Philosophy at Istanbul, in August 2003. They provide a synoptic view of many key epistemological questions, and, in some cases, give access to recently published scholarly analyses. The issue closes with three reviews, by Luc Brisson, Eduardo Mombello and Mario Vegetti.

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The next deadline for submission of contributions is end of September 2004.


A partir du numéro Trois, le journal comprendra principalement des articles qui nous auront été envoyés. Ces articles pourront concerner n'importe quel aspect des études platoniciennes, et ne devraient pas excéder 4000 mots. En les préparant, veuilllez repectez les normes de présentation qui suivent cet appel à contributions. Tous les articles envoyés seront étudiés par un membre du comité éditorial (l'actuel comité directeur de la Société Internationale des études platoniciennes) ou par un autre chercheur spécialiste qui parle couramment le langage de l'article. Veuillez envoyer vos articles par email comme un document joint, (avant le 30/9/04).


Dal numero 3 PLATO sarà composta principalmente di articoli non commisionati dalla rivista. I contributi, che non devono oltrepassare le 4000 parole, possono vertere su qualsiasi aspetto degli studi platonici. Gli autori sono pregati di seguire le norme editoriali che seguono questo annuncio. Tutti gli articoli ricevuti saranno valutati da un membro del comitato editoriale (l'attuale Comitato Esecutivo della International Plato Society) o da un altro studioso esperto nel campo che abbia conoscenza della lingua del contributo. Gli articoli possono essere consegnati tramite posta elettronica all'indirizzo  (prima di 30/9/04).


A partir del número 3, la revista consiste principalmente en trabajos remitidos por colaboradores. Los artículos enviados pueden tratar cualquier aspecto de los estudios platónicos, no deben sobrepasar las 4,000 palabras, y deben seguir las normas de publicación que se indican a continuación. Todos los artículos enviados serán evaluados por un miembro del Consejo de Redacción (el actual Comité Ejecutivo de la International Plato Society) u otro experto con dominio del idioma del trabajo remitido. Los artículos han de enviarse como archivo adjunto a la siguiente dirección de correo electró (antes de 30/9/04)


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References: Plato

When referring to Platonic dialogues by their full title, use the title that is customary in your language, e.g. Phaedo, Phédon. When using abbreviations, please use this standard set:

Apol., Charm., Epist (e.g. VII), Euthyphr., Gorg., Hipp. mai., Hipp. min., Crat., Crit., Lach., Leg., Lys., Men., Parm., Phaid., Phaidr., Phil., Polit., Prot., Rep., Soph., Symp., Theait., Tim.

For other ancient authors and works, use abbreviations standard in your language, e.g. (in English) those in Liddell-Scott-Jones or the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

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Vlastos, G., Platonic Studies, Princeton, 1980.

Vlastos, G., 'The Socratic Elenchus’. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1 (1983), 27-58 and 71-4, repr, in G. Vlastos, Socratic Studies, ed. M. Burnyeat, Cambridge, 1994, 39-66.

Vlastos, G., ed., The Philosophy of Socrates: A Collection of Critical Essays, New York, 1971.

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