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FRIEND CRATYLUS
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YES
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Definitions

  1. Plato's Cratylus is a brilliant but enigmatic dialogue.

Friend Cratylus

  1. SOCRATES: Why, yes, friend Cratylus, they could hardly have been ignorant.

True

  1. This may be true, Cratylus, but is also very likely to be untrue; and therefore I would not have you be too easily persuaded of it.

Linguistics

  1. In doing this, Cratylus became one of the earliest philosophical texts of the Classical Greek period to deal with matters of etymology and linguistics.

Right

  1. CRATYLUS: I should say that you were right.

Yes

  1. CRATYLUS: Yes; that is assuredly their meaning, and the true meaning.
  2. CRATYLUS: Yes, if they are names at all.

Saying

  1. CRATYLUS: What you are saying is, I think, true.

Quite Right

  1. Her. Then I am very sure that Cratylus was quite right in saying that I was no true son of Hermes (Ermogenes), for I am not a good hand at speeches.

Soc

  1. Soc. But I doubt whether your view is altogether correct, Cratylus.
  2. Soc. Why, yes, friend Cratylus, they could hardly have been ignorant.

Socrates

  1. SOCRATES: But I doubt whether your view is altogether correct, Cratylus.
  2. CRATYLUS: I think that there is a good deal in what you say, Socrates.

Plato

  1. Western linguistics begins in Classical Antiquity with grammatical speculation such as Plato 's Cratylus.
  2. In the dialogue Cratylus, Plato considered the question whether the names of things were determined by convention or by nature.

Cratylus

  1. Speaking through Socrates, Plato in his Cratylus vigorously opposes the view, advocated by the Sophists, that language is based on convention.
  2. That is my view, Hermogenes, of the truth of names; but I should like to hear what Cratylus has more to say.

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