Plato's Parmenides

The Conversion of the Soul

By (author) Mitchell H. Miller Jr.

Paperback - £28.95

Publication date:

01 October 1991

Length of book:

314 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271028675

The Parmenides is arguably the pivotal text for understanding the Platonic corpus as a whole. Miller offers a new reading that takes as its key the closely constructed dramatic context and mimetic irony of the dialogue.

“Miller's work is a splendid achievement—original, thorough, clear, deep and exciting. He blends literary sensitivity with analytical precision in a way that helps with just about everything in one of Plato's most obscure and difficult dialogues.”

—Edward N. Lee, University of California, San Diego