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The Cratylus, considered one of Plato's so much tough and fascinating dialogues, explores the family among a reputation and the item it names. The questions that come up lead the characters to stand a couple of significant concerns: fact and falsehood, relativism, etymology, the opportunity of an ideal language, the relation among the research of names and that of truth, the Heraclitean flux conception and the speculation of kinds.
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