Article ID: CBB001251229

Kennedy and Stichometry---Some Methodological Considerations (2012)

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In a recent edition of Apeiron, Jay Kennedy published `Plato's Forms, Pythagorean Mathematics and Stichometry'.1 In this paper, he asserts that Plato's works have a 12-part structure and that this structure can be interpreted musically, there is evidence for Plato's Pythagoreanism in this musical structure, and ultimately that Plato's philosophy was `fundamentally Pythagorean'.2 It is possible to mount many philosophical objections to these theses. Indeed, these run contrary to what a great number of Plato scholars, myself included, believe Plato was doing when he wrote. However, to engage at this level would leave much of Kennedy's thesis unchallenged. In this paper, I examine some methodological issues in Kennedy's stichometry and cast doubt on whether there is evidence to suppose a 12-part structure to Plato's works or any other basic stichometric claim.

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Article Kennedy, J. B. (2010) Plato's Forms, Pythagorean Mathematics, and Stichometry. Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science (p. 1). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Woodruff, Paul
Barney, Rachel
Gutas, Dimitri
Nienkamp, Jean
Lombardo, Stanley
Bell, Karen
Journals
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Science in Context
European Legacy
Ancient Philosophy
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Routledge
Ashgate, Variorum
Hermagoras Press
A. Blanchard
University of California, Irvine
Concepts
Philosophy
Mathematics
Rhetoric, as a discipline
Pythagoreanism
Theories of knowledge
Ontology
People
Plato
Socrates
Aristotle
Pythagoras
Syrianos
Gorgias
Time Periods
Ancient
4th century, B.C.
5th century
Places
Greece
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