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- Plato's Cratylus is a brilliant but enigmatic dialogue.
- SOCRATES: Why, yes, friend Cratylus, they could hardly have been ignorant.
- 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.
- In doing this, Cratylus became one of the earliest philosophical texts of the Classical Greek period to deal with matters of etymology and linguistics.
- CRATYLUS: I should say that you were right.
- CRATYLUS: Yes; that is assuredly their meaning, and the true meaning.
- CRATYLUS: Yes, if they are names at all.
- CRATYLUS: What you are saying is, I think, true.
- 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. But I doubt whether your view is altogether correct, Cratylus.
- Soc. Why, yes, friend Cratylus, they could hardly have been ignorant.
- SOCRATES: But I doubt whether your view is altogether correct, Cratylus.
- CRATYLUS: I think that there is a good deal in what you say, Socrates.
- Western linguistics begins in Classical Antiquity with grammatical speculation such as Plato 's Cratylus.
- In the dialogue Cratylus, Plato considered the question whether the names of things were determined by convention or by nature.
- Speaking through Socrates, Plato in his Cratylus vigorously opposes the view, advocated by the Sophists, that language is based on convention.
- 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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