Plato's Parmenides is considered by many to be not only Plato's hardest work, but to be one of the hardest works in all of the Western Canon.
We will be meeting three times for this dialogue.
Each time, participants will have read the dialogue, so that on the last meeting we will have read the dialogue three times.
At the meeting we will read through the dialogue, stopping to discuss whenever we need to.
Hopefully by the end of this series we will have some strong hypotheses concerning what is happening in this mysterious work.
Be as scholarly as possible, but on topic. We are trying develop our own interpretive skills, so no need for secondary literature that will do this work for us.
Hopefully none. We aren't here to evaluate the truth of the text, but to determine ways in which such a truth could be evaluated. Each can draw their own conclusions from the various approaches we develop.