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Socrates and Sophists (10 Edition)by Plato
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This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogue (Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.
Book News Annotation:
Sachs (St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland) translates four of Plato's dialogues that he finds provide a clearer picture of sophists in Plato's dialogues and what Socrates makes of them than the Sophist itself. In the Protagoras, the Euthydemus, and the Hippias Major, he says, sophists of various kinds are on display, and are made to back up what they say in discussions with Socrates. In the Cratylus, Socrates compares views of two prominent sophists on whether names are natural or conventional, and so may shed indirect light on his opinion. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Four of Plato’s dialogues ('Protagoras', 'Euthydemus', 'Hippias Major', and 'Cratylus') explore the topic of sophistry and philosophy. English translations with notes and introductory essay.
About the Author
Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's "Physics," "Metaphysics" and "On the Soul" and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" and "Poetics", and Plato's "Theaetetus" and "Republic."
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