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The Portable Plato (Viking Portable Library)

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Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is virtue? How should we love? What constitutes a good society? Is there a soul that outlasts the body and a truth that transcends appearance? What do we know and how do we know it? Plato's inquiries were all the more resonant because he couched them in the form of dramatic and often highly comic dialogues, whose principal personage was the ironic, teasing, and relentlessly searching philosopher Socrates.

In this splendid collection, Scott Buchanan brings together the most important of Plato's dialogues, including Protagoras, The Symposium, with its barbed conjectures about the relation between love and madness, Phaedo and The Republic, his monumental work of political philosophy. Buchanan's learned and engaging introduction allows us to see Plato both as a commentator on his society and as a shaper of the societies that followed, who bequeathed to us a hunger for the ideal as well as a redeeming habit of humane skepticism.

About the Author

Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

A Note on the Theatrical Machinery of the Dialogues

Chronology

Bibliography

Protagoras

Symposium

Phaedo

The Republic:

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Book VII

Book VIII

Book IX

Book X

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150407
Editor:
Buchanan, Scott
Editor:
Buchanan, Scott
Editor:
Buchanan, Scott
Author:
Plato
Author:
Buchanan, Scott
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Collected works
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19770331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.31x5.65x1.93 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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