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On the Inauthenticity of the Critias

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In this paper, we highlight a number of difficulties concerning the relationship between the Critias and the Timaeus, notably a contradiction between Timaeus 27a-b and Critias 108a-c. On this basis we argue that the Critias must be considered spurious.

Affiliations: 1: Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Département de Philosophie 1 rue Victor-Cousin, F-75230 Paris Cedex 05France ; 2: Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Département de Philosophie 1 rue Victor-Cousin, F-75230 Paris Cedex 05France


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