The Dialogues of Plato by Plato

The Dialogues of Plato


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Socrates’ ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato’s Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person’s education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today’s reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato’s life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial and execution of Socrates–the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato’s life and forever altered the course of Western thought. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century b.c., and examine such timeless–and timely–issues as the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.

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Title:The Dialogues of PlatoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 25, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553902539

ISBN - 13:9780553902532

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pocket size I bought this book hoping that I was going to get all of the dialogues that I needed for my university class, and I wasn't disappointed. It doesn't say in the Publisher info or Editor info which of Plato's writings are actually included in this book, so I'll tell you. In 342 pages there contains the APOLOGY, CRITO, EUTHYPHRO, PHAEDO, PROTAGORAS, MENO, SYMPOSIUM, and GORGIAS. The price is right. Hope this helps someone out there.
Date published: 2004-11-02