Ancient Greek Science

Plato's Timaeus, Parts I and II

for class, 1-22-97

Dr. Cynthia Freeland, 743-2993,, 402 AH

1. Scientific or Unscientific? (for class discussion)

Consider the following features of the explanatory story of the Timaeus up through Part II of the dialogue. In each case, identify features of Plato's account that you regard as "scientific," as well as features you regard as "unscientific." Explain why.

2. Part I of the dialogue: The contributions of Reason

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3. Part II of the dialogue: The contributions of Necessity

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