links for 2011-03-05

  • "This essay advances a series of strong theses about Plato’s philosophy and aims to corroborate the view of Aristotle and other members of the early Academy that it was fundamentally Pythagorean. The argu- ment reconceptualises the literary strategies of the dialogues and thus requires some historical stage-setting. The argument is inductive in form. This means that it gains in strength by accumulating a variety of independent, yet mutually reinforcing kinds of evidence."