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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 620 works in 2,454 publications in 3 languages and 85,400 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Study guides  Dictionaries  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Constitution  Art 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Correspondent, Commentator, Recipient
Classifications: B358, 184
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The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )
320 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dialogues of Plato, written between 427 and 347 B.C., rank among the most important and influential works in Western thought. Most famous are the first four, in which Plato casts his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. Socrates' ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education
The republic by Plato( )
81 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best known of Plato's dialogues, The Republic applies the principles of philosophy to political affairs
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )
41 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in English and held by 3,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Protagoras by Plato( )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Protagoras is one of Plato's most entertaining dialogues. It represents Socrates at a gathering of the most celebrated and highest-earning intellectuals of the day, among them the sophist Protagoras. In flamboyant displays of both rhetoric and dialectic, Socrates and Protagoras try to out-argue one another. Their arguments range widely, from political theory to literary criticism, from education to the nature of cowardice; but in view throughout this literary and philosophical masterpiece are the questions of what part knowledge plays in a successful life, and how we may acquire the knowledge that makes for success
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Plato( Book )
19 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains five philosophical writings by the fifth century Athenian teacher of ethics, including "Apology," "Crito," "Phaedo," "Symposium," and "Republic."
Symposium by Plato( )
33 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most famous works of literature in the Western world, Plato's Symposium is also one of the most entertaining. The scene is a dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor, Socrates - playfully discuss the nature of eros, or love. By turns earthly and sublime, the dialogue culminates with Socrates's famous account of the "ladder of love," an extended analysis of the many forms of eros. The evening ends with a speech by the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and powerful Athenian of the day, who insists on praising Socrates rather than love, offering up a brilliant character sketch of the enigmatic philosopher
Aristotle's Politics by Aristotle( Book )
50 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's the republic by Plato( Book )
28 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Socratic dialogue concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth
Laws by Plato( )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last of the "dialogues" by the Greek philosopher and mathematician Plato, this meditation on the nature of culture contains much that sounds outmoded to modern ears---such as discussions on slavery and the proper place of women---yet it remains an insightful examination of questions that continue to trouble us today... -- Publisher
Timaeus by Plato( )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings
Apology by Plato( )
12 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling defense of the brilliant philosopher's worldview, lifestyle, and teaching methods. A rewarding read for fans of philosophy and supporters of
Meno by Plato( )
17 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euthyphro by Plato( )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Euthyphro is one of the short dialogues by which Plato commemorated Socrates's technique and manner in questioning people
Phaedrus by Plato( )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
Gorgias by Plato( )
16 editions published between 1892 and 2009 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. In the Gorgias, as in nearly all the other dialogues of Plato, we are made aware that formal logic has as yet no existence. The dialogue naturally falls into three divisions, to which the three characters of Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles respectively correspond; and the form and manner change with the stages of the argument
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides( Book )
51 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'The greatest historian that ever lived'. Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. Thucydides himself was a participant in the war; to his history he brings an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the natureof power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of his own work Thucydides wrote: 'I shall be content if [my history] is judged useful by those who will want to have a clear understanding of what happened - and, such is the human condition, will happen again ... It was composed as a permanent legacy, not a showpiece for a single hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly translationwith comprehensive supporting material"--Provided by publisher
Theaetetus by Plato( )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Philebus by Plato( )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek historians. The complete and unabridged historical works of Herodotus by Francis R. B Godolphin( Book )
6 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crito by Plato( )
12 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Crito seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state
 
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Jourett, Benjamin 1817-1893
Jowett.
Jowett, B.
Jowett, B. 1817-1893
Jowett, William 1817-1893
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English (922)
German (3)
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