Understanding Plato

Paperback | November 1, 1987

byDavid J. Melling

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This is the first balanced introduction to Plato's work to bringing Plato himself alive, as well as discussing the importance of his works. In so doing, it allows a better understanding of who he was, what sort of world he inhabited, why his works were important in his own day, and why, twothousand years after his death, they are still regarded as so significant. By also describing the Greek society in which Plato lived, it succeeds in placing his work firmly in context for modern readers.

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This is the first balanced introduction to Plato's work to bringing Plato himself alive, as well as discussing the importance of his works. In so doing, it allows a better understanding of who he was, what sort of world he inhabited, why his works were important in his own day, and why, twothousand years after his death, they are still...

David Melling is former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Law, and Social Science at Manchester Polytechnic.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:November 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192891162

ISBN - 13:9780192891167

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`David Melling's book...fills a real gap and could certainly be recommended to neginners...this is book well worht reading. Anyone seeking to find out about Plato would do well to start off with it.' ___Times Higher Education Supplement___