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The Continuum companion to Plato

Author: Gerald A Press
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2012.
Series: Continuum companions.
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Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid thefoundations of Western philosophy. His philosophical dialogues remain among themost widely read and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduringinfluence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise cannot be exaggerated.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Press, Gerald A.
Continuum Companion to Plato.
London : Continuum International Publishing, 2012
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald A Press
ISBN: 9781441161413 1441161414 1280596007 9781280596001
OCLC Number: 794663656
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half title; Series page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Other Ancient Authors; Other Abbreviations; List of Contributors; INTRODUCTION; 1. PLATO'S LIFE --
HISTORICAL AND INTELLECTUAL; Plato's life; Aristophanes and intellectuals; Education (paideia); Eleatics; Isocrates and logography; Orality and literacy; Poetry (epic and lyric); Pre-Socratic philosophers; Pythagoreans; Rhetoric and speechmaking; Socrates (historical); Socratics (other than Plato); The sophists; 2. THE DIALOGUES; The platonic corpus and manuscript tradition; Alcibiades I. The Apology of SocratesCharmides; Clitophon; Cratylus; Crito; Dubia and Spuria; Euthydemus; Euthyphro; Gorgias; Hippias Major; Hippias Minor; Ion; Laches; Laws; Letters; Lysis; Menexenus; Meno; Parmenides; Phaedo; Phaedrus; Philebus; Politicus (Statesman); Protagoras; Republic; Sophist; Symposium; Theaetetus; Theages; Timaeus and Critias; 3. IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE DIALOGUES; Anonymity; Argument; Character (feature); Drama; History; Humour; Irony; Language; Literary composition; Musical structure of the Dialogues; Myth; Pedagogical structure of the Dialogues. Pedimental structure of the DialoguesPlay; Proleptic composition; Socrates (The character); 4. TOPICS AND THEMES TREATED IN THE DIALOGUES; Account; Aesthetics; Akrasia (incontinence, weakness of will); Antilogy and eristics (eristic); Appearance and reality (reality); Appetite; Argument; Art (technê); Beauty (kalon); Being and becoming (on, onta ; gignesthai); Cause (aitia); Cave, the allegory of the; Character (topic); City (polis); Convention; Cosmos (kosmos); Cross examination; Daimôn; Death; Desire (appetite, epithumia); Dialectic (dialektikê); Divided line; Education. Elenchus (cross examination, refutation)Epistemology (knowledge); Eristic; Erôs; Ethics; Eudaimonia; Excellence (virtue, aretê); Forms (eidos, idea); Friendship (philia); Goodness (the Good, agathon); Happiness (eudaimonia); Idea; Image (eikôn); Imitation; Incontinence; Inspiration; Intellectualism; Justice (dikaion, dikaiosynê); Knowledge; Language; Law (convention, nomos); Logic; Logos (account, argument, defi nition, statement); Love (erôs); Madness and possession; Mathematics (mathêmatikê); Medicine (iatrikê); Metaphysics; Method; Mimêsis (imitation); Music; Myth (muthos). Nature (phusis)Nomos; Non-propositional knowledge; The One (to hen); Ontology (metaphysics); Paiderastia (pederasty); Participation; Perception and sensation (aisthêsis, aisthanomai) (sensation); Philosophy and the philosopher; Phusis; Piety (eusebeia, hosios); Pleasure (hêdonê); Poetry (poiêsis); Polis; Politics and the fi gure of the Politicus; Reality; Reason; Recollection (anamnêsis); Refutation; Rhetoric (rhetorikê); Self-knowledge; Sensation; Sophists; Soul (psychê); The sun simile; Theology; Virtue; Vision; Weakness of will; Women; Writing (topic); 5. later reception, interpretation and influence of plato and the dialogues.
Series Title: Continuum companions.
Other Titles: Companion to Plato
Responsibility: edited by Gerald A. Press.

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Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid thefoundations of Western philosophy. His philosophical dialogues remain among themost widely read and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduringinfluence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise cannot be exaggerated. Thiscomprehensive and accessible guide to Plato's life and times includes more than140 entries, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancientphilosophy, covering every.

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