عنوان مقاله [English]
This article intends to draw out the ontological as well as epistemological principles of Plato’s early dialogues specially Laches, Euthyphro, Euthydemus and Hippias Major, based on three elements that I call 'Socratic circle', namely Socratic question, his disavowal of knowledge and elenchus. Those principles are enumerated as knowledge of what X is, bipolar epistemology, bipolar ontolgy, split knowledge, split being and knowledge of being. This article tries to show that these principles are consistent . The parallelism of the epistemological principles with the ontological ones and their similarity in some specifications, like their being absolute and split, are taken as evidence for such claim.