Title

Socrates, the Craft Analogy, and Science

Keywords

Socrates, craft analogy, science in philosophy

Abstract

From the outset Platonic science is explicitly polemically, and unabashedly teleological. The prominent fact about Plato's orientation so far lacks an adequate historical explanation. Two classic studies on the subject contribute helpful background information. Willy Theiler finds limited anticipations of a teleological account of science in Diogenes of Apollonia. Friedrich Solmsen (1963) studies the image of nature as a craftsman.

Original Publication Citation

"Socrates, the Craft Analogy, and Science,"Apeiron 24 (1991): 1-24.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1991-03-01

Publisher

Apeiron

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Philosophy

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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