Summary of doctoral thesis: My main interest is in Plato’s later period (Theaetetus, Sophist, Parmenides). My dissertation is focused on the third definition of knowledge in the Theaetetus: Knowledge is True Belief Accompanied by Logos.
Some of the key points I discuss are:
i) The view that Socrates’ Dream is an early version of Logical Atomism
ii) I defend the position that the argument following the Dream (202-206) is not mereologically flawed
iii) I look at the different meanings for logos and evaluate Socrates’ arguments
iv) I bolster the idea that the final argument of circularity (209-210), that knowledge requires knowledge, is strong enough to counter any ‘plus logos’ definition, including contemporary JTB accounts
My overall view is that the aporia at the end of the Theaetetus is genuine; i.e. Plato does not endorse, sub-textually or otherwise, some definition or some meaning for logos that has or has not been mentioned in the dialogue.
Other research interests: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics.