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Early Socratic Dialogues

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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 inspiration—and major irritant—to 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.

  • Revised edition
  • Features a new preface, updated sugestions for further reading, and a chronology
  • Dialogues in this volume: Ion, Laches, Lysis, Chardmides, Hippias Major, Hippias Minor, and Euthydemus

About the Author

Plato (c. 427-347 BC) was one of the shapers of the intellectual tradition of the West and sought cures for the ills of society in philosophy.

Trevor J. Saunders has translated many volumes of Plato for Penguin Classics, including The Laws.

Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of classical studies at the Open University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140455038
Author:
Plato
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Translator:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Editor:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Author:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Author:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Author:
Saunders, Trevor J.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Socrates
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.73x5.08x.95 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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