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Early Socratic Dialogues: Ion; Laches; Lysis; Charmides; Hippias Major; Hippias Minor; (Penguin Classics)

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Rich in drama and humor, this volume of seven dialogues includes the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.

As the father of Western philosophy, who transformed Greek thought with his questioning insights into life and ethics, Socrates was a powerful inspirationand major irritantto the Athenians of his day. After his trial and execution on charges of heresy and the corruption of young minds, his greatest pupil, Plato, wrote these early dialogues as an act of homage.

Table of Contents

Ion / translated and introduced by Trevor J. Saunders — Laches / translated and introduced by Iain Lane — Lysis, Charmides / translated and introduced by Donald Watt — Hippias Major, Hippias Minor, Euthydemus / translated and introduced by Robin Waterfield — Some fragments of Aeschines of Sphettus / translated by Trevor J. Saunders.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444476
Subtitle:
Ion; Laches; Lysis; Charmides; Hippias Major; Hippias Minor; Euthydemus
Editor:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Editor:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Author:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Author:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Author:
Plato
Author:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Socrates
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
21-22
Publication Date:
19870804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.77x5.07x.93 in. .56 lbs.

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