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Works: 12,386 works in 36,551 publications in 22 languages and 480,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Trials, litigation, etc  Lectures  Graphic novels  Records and correspondence  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: B395, 184
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Most widely held works by Plato
Symposium by Plato( Book )

797 editions published between 1556 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 5,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the fourth century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiadies, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction by Frisbee C. C. Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context."--book jacket
Gorgias by Plato( Book )

499 editions published between 1541 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 4,428 WorldCat member 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 fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed, as well as creating a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate"--Cover page 4
Meno by Plato( Book )

148 editions published between 1535 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new departure, this book's exploration focused primarily on the content and coherence of the dialogue in its own right, and not merely in the context of other dialogues, making it required reading for all students of Plato, be they from the world of classics or philosophy."--Jacket
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )

146 editions published between 1779 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects eight important dialogues by the great Greek philosopher
Œuvres complètes by Léon Robin( Book )

584 editions published between 1822 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si l'autorité du nom de Platon est encore vivace, c'est que, pour ne pas parler de la science, la philosophie du moins ne peut se refuser à voir en lui un précurseur. C'est en effet par lui que les plus essentiels des problèmes auxquels elle s'applique ont été pour la première fois dégagés et posés
The laws by Plato( Book )

99 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Plato's dialogues, distinguished from his earlier works by its more practical treatment of political problems. Though criticized in some detail by Aristotle in the "Politics", it undoubtedly exercised a profound influence upon his thought, and through him upon subsequent political theory
Euthyphro ; Apology ; Crito ; Phaedo, the death scene by Plato( Book )

353 editions published between 1710 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains philosophical conversations of Euthyphro; Apology; Crito; and Phaedo
Parmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

173 editions published between 1774 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue in which old Parmenides advises the youthful Socrates to argue by the Zenonian method. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
Charmides by Plato( Book )

77 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
The collected dialogues of Plato, including the letters by Plato( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents outstanding translations of the Greek philosopher's works by leading British and American scholars of the last century
The Plato reader by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member 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 Phaedrus, Lysis, and Protagoras of Plato by Plato( Book )

26 editions published between 1848 and 1929 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato Protagoras by Plato( Book )

20 editions published between 1877 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critias ; (et prologue du Timée) by Plato( Book )

17 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished fragment. This dialogue was to have been part of a planned trilogy in which Plato intended to depict the ideal state described in the Republic"--Provided by publisher
The philebus of Plato : with introduction, notes and appendix ; together with a critical letter on the laws of Plato, and a chapter of palaeographical remarks by Plato( Book )

19 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lesser Hippias by Plato( Book )

19 editions published between 1761 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen specially-commissioned essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion
Plato by Paul Friedländer( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Platonischen Schriften: Tweite and Periode
Platōnos Theaitētos by Plato( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in Greek, Modern and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The dialogues of Plato
GorgiasMenoThe dialogues of PlatoThe lawsEuthyphro ; Apology ; Crito ; Phaedo, the death sceneParmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's ParmenidesCharmidesThe collected dialogues of Plato, including the letters