Jessica Moss (NYU)
Commentators: Margaret Corn (Columbia University), Luke Lea (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Division of Humanities, Classical Studies Program, and Philosophy Department.
The meeting is part of the Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy.
Abstract: The overall project of the book is to argue that the central categories in Plato’s epistemology, epistêmê (or nous or noêsis) and doxa, are to be understood as follows: epistêmê is cognition of what Is, and doxa is cognition of what Seems. Part of the project is to show that this entails that, as on a traditional but now much-maligned interpretation of Plato’s middle dialogues (including the Timaeus), epistêmê is exclusively about Forms, and doxa exclusively about perceptibles.