Socrates, the Craft Analogy, and Science
Socrates, craft analogy, science in philosophy
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Graham, Daniel, "Socrates, the Craft Analogy, and Science" (1991). Faculty Publications. 3781.