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Plato

Plato
A Book

by Eric Voegelin

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780826212986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once again available in paperback, Plato is the first half of Eric Voegelin's Plato and Aristotle, the third volume of his five-volume Order and History, which has been hailed throughout the Western world as a monumental accomplishment of modern scholarship.

Plato: 'The Republic'

Plato: 'The Republic'
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2000-09-25
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9780521484435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents the most important of the Socratic dialogues as if it were a conversation; deals with the creation of an ideal commonwealth and ranks as one of the earliest Utopian works.

The Laws of Plato

The Laws of Plato
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1988-03-15
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9780226671109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dialogue between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman outline Plato's reflections on the family, the status of women, property rights, and criminal law

Republic

Republic
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2008-04-17
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0191623059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Plato

Plato
A Book

by Julia Annas

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9781402770524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Julia Annas provides an incisive exploration of the many-sided and elusive genius whose wide-ranging, bold, and influential ideas continue to challenge, provoke, and inspire us today"--Page 4 of cover.

Plato: The Laws

Plato: The Laws
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0521859654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new translation of Plato's Laws into accessible English, with essential introductory and other explanatory material.

Plato's Republic, Books 1-10

Plato's Republic, Books 1-10
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Agora Publications, Inc.
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9781887250252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Greek philosopher Plato was born in Athens in 428 B.C. He created dramatic dialogues, probably intended for oral performance, but seldom presented in that format until Agora Publications launched this series of dramatizations in 1994. The Republic explores most of the fundamental questions of philosophy, beginning with a search for how to define justice, moving to a quest for a model of the best possible human community, and concluding with reflections on the immortality of the soul.

Symposium

Symposium

by Plato

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9781603845007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion." -- S G Nugent, Princeton University

The Republic of Plato

The Republic of Plato
With Studies for Teachers

by Plato,William Lowe Bryan,Charlotte Lowe Bryan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1898
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Dialogues of Plato

The Collected Dialogues of Plato
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1961-10-01
  • Pages : 1776
  • ISBN : 1400835860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented in the only complete one-volume Plato available in English. The editors set out to choose the contents of this collected edition from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. The volume contains prefatory notes to each dialogue, by Edith Hamilton; an introductory essay on Plato's philosophy and writings, by Huntington Cairns; and a comprehensive index which seeks, by means of cross references, to assist the reader with the philosophical vocabulary of the different translators.

The Dialogues of Plato

The Dialogues of Plato
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Religion of Plato

The Religion of Plato
A Book

by Paul Elmer More

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plato Contra Atheos

Plato Contra Atheos
Plato Against the Atheists; Or, The Tenth Book of the Dialogue on Laws, Accompanied with Critical Notes, and Followed by Extended Dissertations on Some of the Main Points of the Platonic Philosophy and Theology, Especially as Compared with the Holy Scriptures

by Plato

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Selections from the Dialogues of Plato

Selections from the Dialogues of Plato
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cambridge Companion to Plato

The Cambridge Companion to Plato
A Book

by Richard Kraut

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1992-10-30
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780521436106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fourteen new essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion in a convenient, accessible guide that analyzes the intellectual and social background of his thought as well.

The Oxford Handbook of Plato

The Oxford Handbook of Plato
A Book

by Gail Fine

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 0190639733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The updated and original essays in the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues, all serving several functions at once: they survey the current academic landscape; express and develop the authors' own views; and situate those views within a range of alternatives. The result is a useful state-of-the-art reference to the man many consider the most important philosophical thinker in history. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Plato differs in two main ways from the first edition. First, six leading scholars of ancient philosophy have contributed entirely new chapters: Hugh Benson on the Apology, Crito, and Euthyphro; James Warren on the Protagoras and Gorgias; Lindsay Judson on the Meno; Luca Castagnoli on the Phaedo; Susan Sauvé Meyer on the Laws; and David Sedley on Plato's theology. This new edition therefore covers both dialogues and topics in more depth than the first edition did. Secondly, most of the original chapters have been revised and updated, some in small, others in large, ways.

Plato's Caves

Plato's Caves
The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

by Rebecca LeMoine

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0190936983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Classical antiquity has become a political battleground in recent years in debates over immigration and cultural identity-whether it is ancient sculpture, symbolism, or even philosophy. Caught in the crossfire is the legacy of the famed ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Though works such as Plato's Republic have long been considered essential reading for college students, protestors on campuses around the world are calling for the removal of Plato's dialogues from the curriculum, contending that Plato and other thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition promote xenophobic and exclusionary ideologies. The appropriation of the classics by white nationalists throughout history-from the Nazis to modern-day hate groups-appears to lend credence to this claim, and the traditional scholarly narrative of cultural diversity in classical Greek political thought often reinforces the perception of ancient thinkers as xenophobic. This is particularly the case with interpretations of Plato. While scholars who study Plato reject the wholesale dismissal of his work, the vast majority tend to admit that his portrayal of foreigners is unsettling. From student protests over the teaching of canonical texts such as Plato's Republic to the use of images of classical Greek statues in white supremacist propaganda, the world of the ancient Greeks is deeply implicated in a heated contemporary debate about identity and diversity. Plato's Caves defends the bold thesis that Plato was a friend of cultural diversity, contrary to many contemporary perceptions. It shows that, across Plato's dialogues, foreigners play a role similar to that of Socrates: liberating citizens from intellectual bondage. Through close readings of four Platonic dialogues-Republic, Menexenus, Laws, and Phaedrus-Rebecca LeMoine recovers Plato's unique insight into the promise, and risk, of cross-cultural engagement. Like the Socratic "gadfly" who stings the "horse" of Athens into wakefulness, foreigners can provoke citizens to self-reflection by exposing contradictions and confronting them with alternative ways of life. The painfulness of this experience explains why encounters with foreigners often give rise to tension and conflict. Yet it also reveals why cultural diversity is an essential good. Simply put, exposure to cultural diversity helps one develop the intellectual humility one needs to be a good citizen and global neighbor. By illuminating Plato's epistemological argument for cultural diversity, Plato's Caves challenges readers to examine themselves and to reinvigorate their love of learning.

Plato's Divine Dialogues

Plato's Divine Dialogues
Together with the Apology of Socrates

by Plato

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic
A Book

by Nicholas D. Smith

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019-07-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 019884283X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nicholas D. Smith presents an original interpretation of the Republic, considering it to be a book about knowledge and education. Over the course of Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic, he argues for four main theses. Firstly, the Republic is not just a work that has a lot to say about education; it is a book that depicts Socrates as attempting to engage his interlocutors in such a way as to help to educate them and also engages us, the readers, in a way that helps to educate us. Secondly, Plato does not suppose that education, properly understood, should have as its primary aim putting knowledge into souls that do not already have it. Instead, the education Plato discusses, represents occurring between Socrates and his interlocutors, and hopes to achieve in his readers is one that aims to arouse the power of knowledge in us and then to begin to train that power always to engage with what is more real, rather than what is less real. Thirdly, Plato's conception of knowledge is not the one typically presented in contemporary epistemology. It is, rather, the power of conceptualization by the use of exemplars. And finally, Plato engages this power of knowledge in the Republic in a way he represents as only a kind of second-best way to engage knowledge - and not as the best way, which would be dialectic. Instead, Plato uses images that summon the power of knowledge to begin the process by which the power may become fully realized.

Plato's Democratic Entanglements

Plato's Democratic Entanglements
Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy

by S. Sara Monoson

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0691158584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Sara Monoson challenges the longstanding and widely held view that Plato is a virulent opponent of all things democratic. She does not, however, offer in its place the equally mistaken idea that he is somehow a partisan of democracy. Instead, she argues that we should attend more closely to Plato's suggestion that democracy is horrifying and exciting, and she seeks to explain why he found it morally and politically intriguing. Monoson focuses on Plato's engagement with democracy as he knew it: a cluster of cultural practices that reach into private and public life, as well as a set of governing institutions. She proposes that while Plato charts tensions between the claims of democratic legitimacy and philosophical truth, he also exhibits a striking attraction to four practices central to Athenian democratic politics: intense antityrantism, frank speaking, public funeral oratory, and theater-going. By juxtaposing detailed examination of these aspects of Athenian democracy with analysis of the figurative language, dramatic structure, and arguments of the dialogues, she shows that Plato systematically links democratic ideals and activities to philosophic labor. Monoson finds that Plato's political thought exposes intimate connections between Athenian democratic politics and the practice of philosophy. Situating Plato's political thought in the context of the Athenian democratic imaginary, Monoson develops a new, textured way of thinking of the relationship between Plato's thought and the politics of his city.