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By: (427? BC - 347? BC)

Cratylus is a thought-provoking philosophical dialogue that delves into the nature of language and the relationship between words and the things they represent. Through the conversations between Socrates, Hermogenes, and Cratylus, the reader is taken on a journey of linguistic exploration, challenging assumptions about the origins and meanings of words.

The dialogue is rich with symbolism and allegory, inviting the reader to contemplate the power of language to shape our perception of reality. Cratylus presents a fascinating debate between the conventionalists, who believe that language is a human creation, and the naturalists, who argue that language is rooted in some intrinsic connection to truth.

While the text can be dense and at times abstract, it rewards the reader with profound insights into the nature of language and its role in shaping our understanding of the world. Overall, Cratylus is a timeless work that continues to inspire philosophical inquiry and exploration into the mysteries of language and meaning.

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Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the object named and may have originated from God.

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