Most widely held works about Plato
Most widely held works by Plato
The dialogues of Plato by Plato ( Book )
1,501 editions published between 1523 and 2011 in 35 languages and held by 6,711 libraries worldwide
A collection of works by the philosopher Plato. Aside from his Republic, these constitute his most widely known and read works.
The Republic by Plato ( Book )
2,551 editions published between 1463 and 2011 in 44 languages and held by 6,455 libraries worldwide
New translation of Plato's Republic.
Symposium by Plato ( Book )
1,197 editions published between 1543 and 2011 in 30 languages and held by 3,635 libraries worldwide
In this celebrated masterpiece Plato imagines a high-society dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests each deliver a short speech in praise of love.
Gorgias by Plato ( Book )
605 editions published between 1541 and 2010 in 28 languages and held by 2,857 libraries worldwide
"Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent 'the greatest good', Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizens - a duty he believed had been dishonoured in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers insights into how classical Athens was governed, as well as creating a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate." "Walter Hamilton's translation has been completely updated for this new edition, taking recent developments in scholarship into account. In his introduction, Chris Emlyn-Jones examines Plato's use of the dialogue form and his relationship with his teacher Socrates. This edition also includes a section-by-section commentary, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and index."--BOOK JACKET.
Theaetetus by Plato ( Book )
380 editions published between 1577 and 2008 in 19 languages and held by 2,823 libraries worldwide
Euthyphro by Plato ( Book )
458 editions published between 1745 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 2,714 libraries worldwide
These four dialogues present the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates.
Phaedrus by Plato ( Book )
524 editions published between 1460 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 2,697 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.
Laws by Plato ( Book )
382 editions published between 1453 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 2,636 libraries worldwide
Ouvrage composite laissé inachevé par Platon, il est considéré comme le complément de "La République", comme la tentative de bâtir concrètement une cité juste. Anissa Castel-Bouchouchi propose ici une anthologie thématique des grands thèmes des.
Apology by Plato ( Book )
770 editions published between 1549 and 2011 in 36 languages and held by 2,630 libraries worldwide
Gives a first-hand account of the end of Socrates, one of the greatest figures in history. In the Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. The Phaedo is a young man's account of Socrates' last words and moments.
Timaeus by Plato ( Book )
417 editions published between 1520 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 2,625 libraries worldwide
"Timaeus, one of Plato's acknowledged masterpieces, is an attempt to construct the universe and explain its contents by means of as few axioms as possible. The result is a brilliant, bizarre, and surreal cosmos - the product of the rational thinking of a creator god and his astral assistants, and of purely mechanistic causes based on the behaviour of the four elements. At times dazzlingly clear, at times intriguingly opaque, this was state-of-the-art science in the middle of the fourth century BC. The world is presented as a battlefield of forces that are unified only by the will of God, who had to do the best he could with recalcitrant building materials"--Cover, p. 4.
Protagoras by Plato ( Book )
535 editions published between 1736 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 2,523 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.
Plato's Parmenides by Plato ( Book )
317 editions published between 1728 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 2,484 libraries worldwide
"This work presents an illuminating new translation of the dialogue together with an extensive introduction and running commentary, giving a unified explanation of the Parmenides and integrating it firmly within the context of Plato's metaphysics and methodology." "Scolnicov shows that in the Parmenides Plato addresses the most serious challenge to his own philosophy: the monism of Parmenides and the Eleatics. In addition to providing a serious rebuttal to Parmenides, Plato here reformulates his own theory of forms and participation, arguments that are central to the whole of Platonic thought, and provides these concepts with a rigorous logical and philosophical foundation. In Scolnicov's analysis, the Parmenides emerges as an extension of ideas from Plato's middle dialogues and as an opening to the later dialogues." "This translation follows the Greek closely, and the commentary affords the Greekless reader a clear understanding of how Scolnicov's interpretation emerges from the text. This volume will provide a valuable introduction and framework for understanding a dialogue that continues to generate lively discussion today."--Jacket.
The works of Plato by Plato ( Book )
173 editions published between 1701 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,484 libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests.
Phaedo by Plato ( Book )
865 editions published between 1527 and 2011 in 31 languages and held by 2,238 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. Though Plato himself was apparently ill and not present at the prison on the day of Socrates' death, Phaedo was, and the discussion was surely recounted to him, perhaps much in the same way as this dialog is recounted by Phaedo for Echecrates. Phaedo was from a noble family in Elis, but when that city was defeated in 401 BC he was captured and forced into a house of prostitution. However, Phaedo managed to slip out to listen to Socrates, who eventually persuaded either Cebes or Alcibiades or Crito and their friends to ransom him so that he could be free and study philosophy.
Meno by Plato ( Book )
348 editions published between 1535 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 2,052 libraries worldwide
"Plato's Meno and Phaedo are two of the most important works of ancient western philosophy and continue to be studied around the world. The Meno is a seminal work of epistemology. The Phaedo is a key source for Platonic metaphysics and for Plato's conception of the human soul. Together they illustrate the birth of Platonic philosophy from Plato's reflections on Socrates' life and doctrines. This edition offers new and accessible translations of both works, together with a thorough introduction that explains the arguments of the two dialogues and their place in Plato's thought"--
The collected dialogues of Plato, including the letters by Plato ( Book )
24 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 1,985 libraries worldwide
Socrates' defense (Apology) / translated by Hugh Tredennick -- Crito / translated by Hugh Tredennick -- Phaedo / translated by Hugh Tredennick -- Charmides / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Laches / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Lysis / translated by J. Wright -- Euthyphro / translated by Lane Cooper -- Menexenus / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Lesser Hippias / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Ion / translated by Lane Cooper -- Gorgias / translated by W.D. Woodhead -- Protagoras / translated by W.K.C. Guthrie -- Meno / translated by W.K.C. Guthrie -- Euthydemus / translated by W.H.D. Rouse -- Cratylus / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Phaedrus / translated by R. Hackforth -- Symposium / translated by Michael Joyce -- Republic / translated by Paul Shorey -- Theaetetus / translated by F.M. Cornford -- Parmenides / translated by F.M. Cornford -- Sophist / translated by F.M. Cornford -- Statesman / translated by J.B. Skemp -- Philebus / translated by R. Hackforth -- Timaeus / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Critias / translated by A.E. Taylor -- Laws / translated by A.E. Taylor -- Epinomis / translated by A.E. Taylor -- Greater Hippias / translated by Benjamin Jowett -- Letters / translated by L.A. Post.
Philebus by Plato ( Book )
243 editions published between 1770 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,917 libraries worldwide
With The Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Seth Benardete completes his examination of Plato's understanding of the beautiful, the just, and the good. Benardete first treated the beautiful in The Being of the Beautiful (1984), which dealt with the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman; and he treated the just in Socrates Second Sailing (1989), which dealt with the Republic and sought to determine the just in its relation to the beautiful and the good. Benardete focuses in this volume on the good as discussed in the Philebus, which is widely regarded as one of Plato's most complex dialogues. Traditionally, the Philebus is interpreted as affirming the supposedly Platonic doctrine that the good resides in thought and mind rather than in pleasure or the body. Benardete challenges this view, arguing that Socrates vindicates the life of the mind over against the life of pleasure not by separating the two and advocating a strict asceticism, but by mixing pleasure and pain with mind in such a way that the philosophic life emerges as the only possible human life. Socrates accomplishes this by making use of two principles - the limited and the unlimited - and shows that the very possibility of philosophy requires not just the limited but also the unlimited, for the unlimited permeates the entirety of life as well as the endless perplexity of thinking itself. Benardete combines a probing and challenging commentary that subtly mirrors and illumines the complexities of this extraordinarily difficult dialogue with the finest English translation of the Philebus yet available. The result is a work that will be of great value to classicists, philosophers, and political theorists alike.
Statesman by Plato ( Book )
199 editions published between 1774 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,909 libraries worldwide
The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions.
Sophist by Plato ( Book )
210 editions published between 1774 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,670 libraries worldwide
This is a fluent and accurate new translation of the dialogue that, all of Plato's works, has seemed to speak most directly to the interests of contemporary analytical philosophers. White's extensive introduction explores the dialogue's center themes, its connection with related discussions in other dialogues, and its implication for the interpretation of Plato's metaphysics.
Crito by Plato ( Book )
367 editions published between 1530 and 2008 in 20 languages and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
Texte annoté avec un dossier proposant une présentation de Platon et une analyse de l'oeuvre et de ses problématiques.
Aesthetics Aesthetics, Ancient Aristotle Conference proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dialectic Early works Education--Philosophy English poetry--Greek influences Ethics Ethics, Ancient Greece Greek literature History Idea (Philosophy) Imaginary conversations Immortality Immortality (Philosophy) Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Justice Knowledge, Theory of Language and languages Literature Love Metaphysics Neoplatonism Ontology Parmenides Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, Ancient Plato Platonists Pleasure Political and social views Political science Political science--Philosophy Protagoras Reasoning Religion Republic (Plato) Rhetoric Rhetoric, Ancient Socrates Sophists (Greek philosophy) Soul State, The Style, Literary Utopias Virtue
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