How not to read Plato


  • Dennys Garcia Xavier Universidade Federal de Uberlândia


Ontology, Mathematical-dimensional hierarchy, Principles, Math


In this article, we establish a general picture about the historical-philosophical origins of the hermeneutical path of interpretation of Plato’s works which was inaugurated by F. Schleiermacher in the early 19th century. Some of its compositional characteristics - which can be found in the work of many important scholars of different schools and historical moments ”“ are explored, and arguments are given as to their evident insufficiency for understanding Plato’s Works.


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Author Biography

Dennys Garcia Xavier, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Doutor em Filosofia e Professor Adjunto da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia. Presidente do NEFA (Núcleo de Estudos em Filosofia Antiga).



How to Cite

Xavier, D. G. (2011). How not to read Plato. Revista Archai, (6), 93. Retrieved from