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Seth Benardete papersSeries I. Reading Notes on Literary and Philosophical Texts ➔ Plato's Cratylus (The New School, Spring 1973)

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New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Graduate Faculty. (host institution)



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Lecture notes for a course. As described in the New School course catalog, the Cratylus froms a pair with the Parmenides, for it is concerned with Heraclitus, who was furthest removed in thought from Parmenides; but in another sense it stands with inspired dialogues like the Phaedrus and Symposium, for the problems of eros and Socratic rethoric are deeply rooted in the distinction of nature and convention, a distinction that in turn involves the problem of language.

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