Ideas of Alexander Nehamas, by Theme

[American, b.1946, Taught by Gregory Vlastos. Professor at Princeton University.]

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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos
The logos enables us to track one particular among a network of objects
A logos may be short, but it contains reference to the whole domain of the object
8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / a. Platonic Forms
Forms are not a theory of universals, but an attempt to explain how predication is possible
8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / b. Partaking
Only Tallness really is tall, and other inferior tall things merely participate in the tallness
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
'Episteme' is better translated as 'understanding' than as 'knowledge'