Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno by Plato

Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno

EditorPlatoTranslated byRobin Waterfield

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Meno Charmides Laches Lysis 'Do please try to tell us what courage is...' In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. In theconversations between Socrates and his interlocutors, moral concepts are debated and shown to be more complex than at first appears, until all the participants in the conversations are reduced to bafflement. The artistry as well as the philosophy of these dialogues has always been widely admired. The introduction to this edition explains the course of the four dialogues and examines the importance of Socrates' questions and arguments, and the notes cover major and minor points in more detail. This isan essential volume for understanding the brilliance of the first Western philosopher.

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Robin Waterfield has previously translated, for OWC, Herodotus' Histories, Plato's Republic, Symposium, Gorgias, Phaedrus, Aristotle's Physics, Plutarch's GReek Lives and Roman Lives, Euripides' Orestes and Other Plays and The First Philosophers
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Title:Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, MenoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:July 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionNote on the TextsSelect BibliographyCharmidesLachesLysisMenoExplanatory NotesTextual NotesIndex of Names