Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Πλάτων:
Η γνώση του ονόματος ενός πράγματος /

Plato:
The knowledge of the name of a thing


Κρατύλος:
Διδάσκειν ἔμοιγε δοκεῖ, ὦ Σώκρατες, καὶ τοῦτο πάνυ
ἁπλοῦν εἶναι,
ὃς ἂν τὰ ὀνόματα ἐπίστηται, ἐπίστασθαι καὶ
τὰ πράγματα.

Cratylus:
I think, Socrates, their function is to instruct, and this is the simple truth,
that he who knows the names knows also the things named.

–Πλάτων, Κρατύλος / Plato, Cratylus 435e.

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