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Plato (Ancient Philosophies)

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Plato explores the thought of a man who, in a literary career of fifty years, generated ideas that have pervaded history from antiquity to today. After laying out the basics of Platos intellectual development and considering his complex relationship with Socrates, Andrew Mason offers a thematic approach to help readers navigate through an often challenging body of work. Throughout, this concise volume traces the development of continuing themes in Platos dialogues and considers the relevance of these themes for modern thought. Drawing on recent scholarship, this engaging introduction offers the ideal, up-to-date overview of a figure who remains essential reading in western history and philosophy.

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“A very good introduction to the thought of Plato, which neither presupposes any prior knowledge on the reader's part nor falls back on the easy generalizations that characterize so many introductory texts. Throughout, Mason's clear, unhurried, and unheated style makes thinking about Plato seem to be something any thoughtful person would want to do. A pleasure to read.”—Nickolas Pappas, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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Andrew Mason lectures in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and is a research fellow of the Archelogos Project.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520265417
Author:
Mason, Andrew
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Mason, Andrew S.
Subject:
Plato
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Ancient Philosophies
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 0.11 lb

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“A very good introduction to the thought of Plato, which neither presupposes any prior knowledge on the reader's part nor falls back on the easy generalizations that characterize so many introductory texts. Throughout, Mason's clear, unhurried, and unheated style makes thinking about Plato seem to be something any thoughtful person would want to do. A pleasure to read.”—Nickolas Pappas, Graduate Center, City University of New York
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