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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 614 works in 2,380 publications in 5 languages and 83,378 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Study guides  Biography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Constitution  Miscellanea  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Correspondent, Recipient, Commentator
Classifications: B358, 184
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The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )
349 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,114 libraries worldwide
The Dialogues of Plato, written between 427 and 347 B.C., rank among the most important and influential works in Western thought. Most famous are the first four, in which Plato casts his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. Socrates' ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education
The republic by Plato( file )
79 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,477 libraries worldwide
The best known of Plato's dialogues, The Republic applies the principles of philosophy to political affairs
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )
40 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in English and held by 3,395 libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Plato( Book )
18 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
Contains five philosophical writings by the fifth century Athenian teacher of ethics, including "Apology," "Crito," "Phaedo," "Symposium," and "Republic."
Protagoras by Plato( file )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 1,919 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
Symposium by Plato( file )
29 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,768 libraries worldwide
One of the most famous works of literature in the Western world, Plato's Symposium is also one of the most entertaining. The scene is a dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor, Socrates - playfully discuss the nature of eros, or love. By turns earthly and sublime, the dialogue culminates with Socrates's famous account of the "ladder of love," an extended analysis of the many forms of eros. The evening ends with a speech by the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and powerful Athenian of the day, who insists on praising Socrates rather than love, offering up a brilliant character sketch of the enigmatic philosopher
Aristotle's Politics by Aristotle( Book )
45 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,756 libraries worldwide
Laws by Plato( file )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,592 libraries worldwide
The last of the "dialogues" by the Greek philosopher and mathematician Plato, this meditation on the nature of culture contains much that sounds outmoded to modern ears---such as discussions on slavery and the proper place of women---yet it remains an insightful examination of questions that continue to trouble us today... -- Publisher
Timaeus by Plato( file )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings
Apology by Plato( file )
12 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling defense of the brilliant philosopher's worldview, lifestyle, and teaching methods. A rewarding read for fans of philosophy and supporters of
The Greek historians. The complete and unabridged historical works of Herodotus by Francis R. B Godolphin( Book )
6 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
The portable Plato: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and the Republic; complete, in the English translation of Benjamin Jowett by Plato( Book )
32 editions published between 1948 and 1983 in English and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
On t.p.: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and The Republic, complete, in the English translation of Benjamin Jowett
Plato's the republic by Plato( Book )
30 editions published between 1894 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
A Socratic dialogue concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth
Euthyphro by Plato( file )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,458 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. The Euthyphro is one of the short dialogues by which Plato commemorated Socrates's technique and manner in questioning people
Cratylus by Plato( file )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,458 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. Cratylus is of opinion that a name is either a true name or not a name at all. He is unable to conceive of degrees of imitation; a word is either the perfect expression of a thing, or a mere inarticulate sound. Of the real Cratylus we know nothing, except that he is recorded by Aristotle to have been the friend or teacher of Plato
Philebus by Plato( file )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
In The Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Seth Benardete focuses on the idea of the good in what is widely regarded as one of Plato's most challenging and complex dialogues, the Philebus. Traditionally the Philebus is interpreted as affirming the 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. Benardete combines a probing and challenging commentary that subtly mirrors and illumines the complexities of this 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
Meno by Plato( file )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
Gorgias by Plato( file )
16 editions published between 1892 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,450 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. In the Gorgias, as in nearly all the other dialogues of Plato, we are made aware that formal logic has as yet no existence. The dialogue naturally falls into three divisions, to which the three characters of Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles respectively correspond; and the form and manner change with the stages of the argument
Euthydemus by Plato( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
English translation of Plato's dialogue of Socrates and two prominent Sophists, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, and their conflicting philosophical views, of which Plato satirizes the logical fallacies of the Sophists
Parmenides by Plato( file )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
English translation of one of the more challenging and enigmatic of Plato's dialogues between Socrates and Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, that begins with Zeno defending his treatise of Parmenidean monism against those partisans of plurality
 
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Jourett, Benjamin 1817-1893
Jowett.
Jowett, B.
Jowett, B. 1817-1893
Jowett, William 1817-1893
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