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Plato For Beginners.

Author: Robert Cavalier; Eric Lurio
Publisher: Newburyport : For Beginners, 2007.
Series: For beginners.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it. Plato's questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings, we can not avoid their presence nor shirk our responsibility to attempt to answer them: What is Justice? What is Truth? What is Beauty? What kind of society should we build? How do we know what we know?Plato  Read more...
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Cavalier, Robert.
Plato For Beginners.
Newburyport : For Beginners, ©2007
Named Person: Plato; Socrates; Plato.; Socrates.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cavalier; Eric Lurio
ISBN: 9781939994189 1939994187
OCLC Number: 882778693
Description: 1 online resource (162 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; First Page; Chapter 1 --
WHO WAS PLATO?; What Does that Mean?; What is truth? Justice? Beauty?; Chapter 2 --
HISTORY OF GREECE; Then disaster struck in the form of ... ; PLAGUE; Chapter 3 --
THE LIFE OF SOCRATES; Might is Right; The Good Life; THINGS DID NOT BODE WELL FOR THE ATHENIANS; THE WAR CONTINUED ... ; THE TRIAL OF SOCRATES; THE DEATH OF SOCRATES; Chapter 4 --
PLATO AFTER THE DEATH OF SOCRATES; Chapter 5 --
THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE; THE THEAETETUS; THE GAINTS; THE GODS; Chapter 6 --
PLATO''S FIRST TRIP TO ITALY; Chapter 7 --
THE PATH OF LOVE. THE PHAEDRUSTHE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF EROS; DIOTIMA DESCRIBES THE FORM OF THE BEAUTIFUL AS FOLLOWS:; SUMMARY OF THE NATURE OF A FORM; Chapter 8 --
THE DIVIDED LINE AND THE IMAGE OF THE CAVE; THIS FORM IS CALLED THE GOOD; THE REPUBLIC; Chapter 9 --
PLATO''S SECOND TRIP TO ITALY; Chapter 10 --
PLATO''S COSMOLOGY; THE TIMAEUS; Chapter 11 --
PLATO''S LAST WORK; THE LAWS; THE STRUCTURE OF THE CITY-STATE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE LAND:; DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH:; THE CLASS STRUCTURE OF THE CITIZENS:; THE POPULATION OF THE CITY:; THE GOVERNING BODIES:; THE TOTALITARIAN NATURE OF THE REGIME. THE NOCTURNAL COUNCIL OF RULERS:Chapter 12 --
PLATO AND ARISTOTLE; Plato''s Influence on Early Christianity:; Plato during the Middle Ages:; Plato during the Renaissance:; Plato during the ""Modern"" Period (17th-19th Cen-; Plato in the 20th Century:; EPILOGUE; Last Page; INDEX; Insert.
Series Title: For beginners.

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All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it. Plato's questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings, we can not avoid their presence nor shirk our responsibility to attempt to answer them: What is Justice? What is Truth? What is Beauty? What kind of society should we build? How do we know what we know?Plato For Beginners introduces the reader to Socrates, Plato's mentor whose martyrdom led Plato to formulate a new system of knowledge based on reason. Socrates was found gui.

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