Great Ideas Symposium by PlatoGreat Ideas Symposium by Plato

Great Ideas Symposium

byPlato

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 2005

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership - and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.

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Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the founders of the Western intellectual tradition. Inspired by Socrates' teaching, Plato sought a cure for the ills of society not in politics but in philosophy, and in the early fourth century BC he founded the Academy in Athens, the first permanent institution devote...
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Title:Great Ideas SymposiumFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.1 × 4.4 × 0.4 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141023848

ISBN - 13:9780141023847

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