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Plato's progeny : how Socrates and Plato still captivate the modern mind

Author: M S Lane
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2001.
Series: Classical inter/faces.
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Socrates wrote nothing; Plato's accounts of Socrates helped to establish western politics, ethics, and metaphysics. Both have played crucial and dramatically changing roles in western culture. In the last two centuries, the triumph of democracy has led many to side with the Athenians against a Socrates whom they were right to kill. Meanwhile the Cold War gave us polar images of Plato as both a dangerous totalitarian  Read more...
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Lane, M.S. (Melissa S.).
Plato's progeny.
London : Duckworth, 2001
(DLC) 2003427783
(OCoLC)45648271
Named Person: Socrates; Plato; Plato.; Socrates.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M S Lane
ISBN: 9781472502292 1472502299
OCLC Number: 652292459
Description: 1 online resource (x, 165 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Who was Socrates? --
Plato on forms and foundations : the first metaphysician? --
The political Plato : the first totalitarian, the first communist, the first idealist? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Classical inter/faces.
Responsibility: Melissa Lane.

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Socrates and Plato have played crucial and dramatically changing roles in western culture. This book is framed by accounts of modern responses to Socrates and has at its centre chapters exploring the  Read more...

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