22 - I Know, Because the Caged Bird Sings: Plato's Theaetetus

Peter examines Plato’s "Theaetetus", discussing the relativist doctrine of Protagoras, the flux doctrine of Heraclitus, and the two famous images of the wax tablet and aviary.

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Further Reading: 

D. Bostock, Plato’s Theaetetus (Oxford: 1988).

M.F. Burnyeat, The Theaetetus of Plato (Indianapolis: 1990).

M.F. Burnyeat, “Protagoras and self-refutation in Plato’s Theaetetus,” in S. Everson (ed.), Companions to Ancient Thought I: Epistemology (Cambridge: 1989), 39-59.

G. Fine, “False Belief in the Theaetetus,” Phronesis 24 (1979), 70-80.

G. Fine, “Protagorean Relativisms,” Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 19 (1996), 211-243.

J. McDowell, Plato: Theaetetus (Oxford: 1973).

R. Woolf, "A Shaggy Soul Story: How Not to Read the Wax Tablet Model in Plato’s Theaetetus," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2004), 573-604.