By Ryan Smith
“Every serious man in dealing with really serious subjects carefully avoids writing.” – Plato: Seventh Letter §344c
When we last left the question of Plato’s Unwritten Doctrine, we had seen that Plato had been confronted with the Third Man Argument during the late part of his career. We had also seen that a group of modern scholars (known as Unitarians) tend to think that Plato was unperturbed by this argument, while another group of scholars (known as Revisionists) tend to think that Plato underwent an intellectual crisis that caused him to abandon the Theory of Forms altogether....
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