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I point out some unnoticed features of the interrelationships between episteme and doxa which help to explain some difficult texts and which I take to be archai for their definitive accounts. Much turns on how 'is' is to be understood, and whether or not it can be said to have different senses.


Robert G. Turnbull presented “Episteme and Doxa: Some Reflections on Eleatic and Heraclitean Themes in Plato” at the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in Washington DC, 1978. A revised version was published in J. P. Anton & A. Preus, eds. 1983 Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, vol. 2. SUNY, 279-300.

Robert G. Turnbull was Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University.