A Systematic Research of the Platonic Perception-Theory

Plato’s Analysis of Human Beings’ Perception Ability Derived from the Conditions of the World’s Perceptibility


1. Edition, 2022
195 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-4850-2
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Philosophie
Series: Studien zu Literatur und Erkenntnis, Volume No.: 20
Available: 09.09.2022

Keywords: Platonismus, Aristoteles, Neuplatonismus, Platon, Epistemologie, Wahrnehmung, Philosophiegeschichte, antike Philosophie, Seelenlehre, griechische Philosophie, Sinnlichkeit, Sinneswahrnehmung, Perzeption, Anschauung


The current studies on Plato’s perception-theory concentrate mainly on the analysis of the different acts performed by sense-perception. For Plato, however, such an analysis is indeed a consequence of his systematic perception doctrine: Primarily he has explored the more fundamental issues, i.e. why the world in which we live is perceptible at all, and which abilities we human beings must constitutionally have to discriminate and comprehend the perceptible objects. In this fact, interpretating Plato’s explanation of these questions in a comprehensive view is the target of this research.