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Plato

Plato
  • Author : Eric Voegelin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :281
  • ISBN : 9780826212986
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Summary : 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.

The Republic and Other Works

The Republic and Other Works
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 0385094973
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Summary : A compilation of the essential works of Plato in one paperback volume: The Republic, The Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo.

Plato: 'The Republic'

Plato: 'The Republic'
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-09-25
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9780521484435
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Summary : 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.

Plato's Republic, Books 1-10

Plato's Republic, Books 1-10
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 9781887250252
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Summary : 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.

Plato

Plato
  • Author : Julia Annas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :177
  • ISBN : 9781402770524
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Summary : "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.

Republic

Republic
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-27
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 0718198913
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Summary : An authoritative new translation of Plato's The Republic by Christopher Rowe, with notes and an introduction. 'We set about founding the best city we could, because we could be confident that if it was good we would find justice in it' The Republic, Plato's masterwork, was first enjoyed 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely-read books in the world: as a foundational work of Western philosophy, and for the richness of its ideas and virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices to be made if we are to live the best life available to us. This complex, dynamic work creates a picture of an ideal society governed not by the desire for money, power or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom and justice. Christopher Rowe's accurate and enjoyable new translation remains faithful to the many variations of the Republic's tone, style and pace. This edition also contains a chronology, further reading, an outline of the work's main arguments and an introduction discussing Plato's relationship with Socrates, and the Republic's style, ideas and historical context.

Plato

Plato
  • Author : Lindsay Zoubek,Alex Sniderman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-15
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 1499461313
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Summary : One of the greatest thinkers of the ancient world is thoroughly examined in this resource. Readers will be introduced to the concepts and tenets of Plato?s philosophy, his methods of examining and teaching, and his influence on modern philosophy and political thought, including the influence of his philosophies on political systems such as communism. This book also explores Plato?s life and upbringing as a member of the aristocracy and his later life as a teacher who had to flee to escape slavery and death for his beliefs.

The Collected Dialogues of Plato

The Collected Dialogues of Plato
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1961-10-01
  • Total pages :1776
  • ISBN : 1400835860
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Summary : 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.

From Plato to Platonism

From Plato to Platonism
  • Author : Lloyd P. Gerson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-27
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 0801469171
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Summary : Was Plato a Platonist? While ancient disciples of Plato would have answered this question in the affirmative, modern scholars have generally denied that Plato’s own philosophy was in substantial agreement with that of the Platonists of succeeding centuries. In From Plato to Platonism, Lloyd P. Gerson argues that the ancients are correct in their assessment. He arrives at this conclusion in an especially ingenious manner, challenging fundamental assumptions about how Plato’s teachings have come to be understood. Through deft readings of the philosophical principles found in Plato's dialogues and in the Platonic tradition beginning with Aristotle, he shows that Platonism, broadly conceived, is the polar opposite of naturalism and that the history of philosophy from Plato until the seventeenth century was the history of various efforts to find the most consistent and complete version of "anti-naturalism." Gerson contends that the philosophical position of Plato—Plato’s own Platonism, so to speak—was produced out of a matrix he calls "Ur-Platonism." According to Gerson, Ur-Platonism is the conjunction of five "antis" that in total arrive at anti-naturalism: anti-nominalism, anti-mechanism, anti-materialism, anti-relativism, and anti-skepticism. Plato’s Platonism is an attempt to construct the most consistent and defensible positive system uniting the five "antis." It is also the system that all later Platonists throughout Antiquity attributed to Plato when countering attacks from critics including Peripatetics, Stoics, and Sceptics. In conclusion, Gerson shows that Late Antique philosophers such as Proclus were right in regarding Plotinus as "the great exegete of the Platonic revelation."

Plato's Divine Dialogues

Plato's Divine Dialogues
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1851
  • Total pages :411
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Plato

Plato
  • Author : Constance Meinwald
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-05
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1136184430
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Summary : In this engaging introduction, Constance Meinwald shows how Plato has shaped the landscape of Western philosophy. She provides much-needed historical context, and helps readers grapple with Plato’s distinctive use of highly crafted literary masterpieces for philosophical purposes. Meinwald examines some of Plato’s most famous discussions of human questions, concerning erōs, the capacities and immortality of our psyche, human excellence and the good life, and Plato’s controversial ideas about culture, society, and political organization. She shows how Plato makes a sketch of his theory of Forms foundational in this work, and she offers illuminating readings of texts concerned with the development of the theory and its relationship to Greek science and mathematics. Throughout, Meinwald draws expertly on Plato’s dialogues to present a lively and accessible picture of his philosophy. Including a chronology, glossary of terms, and suggestions for further reading, Plato is an ideal introduction to arguably the greatest of all Western philosophers, and is essential reading for students of ancient philosophy and classics.

Plato

Plato
  • Author : Malcolm Schofield
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-08-31
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 019924961X
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Summary : "Assuming a broad range of readers - with backgrounds in varied fields (politics, philosophy, classics, history) - Malcolm Schofield articulates and analyses Plato's main lines of thought, illustrating them with a liberal use of translated excerpts, and highlighting affinities with modern theorists from Machiavelli and Mill to Rawls and Habermas. Schofield's distinctive approach to Plato's problems constitutes a lucid and accessible guide for those needing an introduction, and at the same time will provide those who know Plato well with much food for thought."--BOOK JACKET.

Plato

Plato
  • Author : A.E. Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-10
  • Total pages :562
  • ISBN : 041562780X
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Summary : This book provides an introduction to Plato’s work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life. In particular, it tells the reader just what Plato says, and makes no attempt to force a system on the Platonic text or to trim Plato’s works to suit contemporary philosophical tastes. The author also gives an account that has historical fidelity - we cannot really understand the Republic or the Gorgias if we forget that the Athens of the conversations is meant to be the Athens of Nicias or Cleon, not the very different Athens of Plato’s own manhood. To understand Plato’s thought we must see it in the right historical perspective.

Comprehensive Study of Plato

Comprehensive Study of Plato
  • Author : N. Jayapalan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9788126900817
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Summary : Plato (428 B.C.-347 B.C.) Was One Of Greatest Philosophers In The Western Philosophical Tradition. He Was The Pupil Of Socrates, Teacher Of Aristotle And Founder Of The 'Academy'. Central To His Teachings Is The Notion Of Forms, Which Are Located Outside The Everyday World, Timeless, Motionless And Absolutely Real. Plato'S Philosophy Rejects Scientific Rationalism In Favour Of Arguments. According To Him, Mind, Not Matter, Is Fundamental And Material Objects Are Merely Imperfect Copies Of Abstract And Eternal 'Ideas'.The Majority Of His Works Are In Dialogue Form On Topics Like Metaphysics, Ethics & Politics. The Principal Speaker In These Works In Socrates.The Republic, One Of Most Famous Dialogues Deals With Justice, Ideal Type Of State Jurisprudence & The Concept Of 'Good'.The Present Book Is An Excellent Companion To Plato'S Life & Philosophy. Plato'S Views On State, Justice, Communism, Education, Democracy And Foreign Relations Etc. Are Discussed And Analysed In Detail. It Includes Comparison Between The Republic And The Laws And Plato'S Contribution To The History Of Political Thought. In The End Of The Book Original Text Of Republic Of Plato And The Original Text Of Plato In The Academy Forms And Numbers By A.E. Taylor Have Been Given. A Topic On Socrates And A Chronological Table Depicting The Important Events That Took Place During The Lifetime Of Plato Have Also Been Included In The Book.

Plato an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Plato an Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • Author : R.N. Sharma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Plato

Plato
  • Author : Robin Barrow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-23
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1441136045
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Summary : Plato was the first and most formidable thinker to recognise that education is a fiercely contested concept, and to point out what great social and personal issues are at stake in education. He articulated a compelling argument for a liberal arts education as something peculiarly befitting free and autonomous beings. He understood the centrality of education for human well-being and flourishing. And he was the first to set forth a systematic theory of education. In this text, Robin Barrow concisely and convincingly establishes the continuing relevance of Plato's views to debates on such issues as nature vs. nurture (or genetic inheritance vs. social background), philosophy vs. sophistry (or the pursuit of true understanding vs. the pursuit of reputation, or perhaps simply truth vs. politics and the media). Questions concerning the fair distribution of education, moral education, value judgments and human nature are explored along with themes more specifically associated with Plato's philosophy such as the Theory of Ideas. The whole is embedded in a clearly presented account of the historical background to Plato's thought.

The Republic of Plato

The Republic of Plato
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1888
  • Total pages :379
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Feminist Interpretations of Plato

Feminist Interpretations of Plato
  • Author : Nancy Tuana
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9780271010441
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Summary : The essays in this anthology explore the full spectrum of Plato's philosophy and are representative of the variety of perspectives within feminist criticism. The essays in the first section focus primarily on Plato's social and political theory, and in particular the place of women within the state. The second section concentrates on examining the role of the feminine within Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. Tuana introduces both sections and a detailed bibliography is included.

Parmenides

Parmenides
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :175
  • ISBN : 9780872203280
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Summary : A collection of 15 essays written by librarians for librarians relating problems and successes in managing library automation. The contributors illustrate the key elements of forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for successful public, academic or specialized libraries. They specifically point to topics in local area networks, CD-ROM evolution, using technologies for cataloging, system migrating, and "how to survive without enough" time or money. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Plato: The Statesman

Plato: The Statesman
  • Author : Professor of Philosophy Julia Annas,Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-03-23
  • Total pages :89
  • ISBN : 9780521447782
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Summary : This new translation is based on the revised Oxford Text of Plato and makes accessible the dialogue to students of political thought in clear and contemporary language. The introduction sets the argument in the context of the development of Plato's thought, and outlines the philosophical and historical background necessary for a full understanding of the text, particularly for a political theory readership.

The Portable Plato

The Portable Plato
  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977-03-01
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 110112749X
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Summary : Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is virtue? How should we love? What constitutes a good society? Is there a soul that outlasts the body and a truth that transcends appearance? What do we know and how do we know it? Plato's inquiries were all the more resonant because he couched them in the form of dramatic and often highly comic dialogues, whose principal personage was the ironic, teasing, and relentlessly searching philosopher Socrates. In this splendid collection, Scott Buchanan brings together the most important of Plato's dialogues, including Protagoras, The Symposium, with its barbed conjectures about the relation between love and madness, Phaedo and The Republic, his monumental work of political philosophy. Buchanan's learned and engaging introduction allows us to see Plato both as a commentator on his society and as a shaper of the societies that followed, who bequeathed to us a hunger for the ideal as well as a redeeming habit of humane skepticism.