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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )
657 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 13,321 libraries worldwide
New translation of Plato's Republic
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )
767 editions published between 1484 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 8,121 libraries worldwide
Collects eight important dialogues by the great Greek philosopher
The Republic by Plato( Book )
499 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 7,360 libraries worldwide
A model for the ideal state includes discussions of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character
Gorgias by Plato( Book )
521 editions published between 1540 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 5,432 libraries worldwide
Though Gorgias was a Sicilian teacher of oratory, the dialogue is more concerned with ethics than with the art of public speaking. The ability, professed particularly by the Sophists, to make the worse cause appear the better, struck Plato as the source of all corruption. The dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' courteous outline of his art, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right
Symposium by Plato( Book )
241 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,528 libraries worldwide
A master piece of dramatic dialogue, Plato has few rivals, and in The Symposium he is at his most incisive and entertaining
Protagoras by Plato( Book )
535 editions published between 1736 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,850 libraries worldwide
In addition to its interest as one of Plato's most brilliant dramatic masterpieces, the Protagoras presents a vivid picture of the crisis of fifth-century Greek thought, in which traditional values and conceptions of humanity were subjected to criticism of the Sophists and to the far more radical criticism of Socrates. The dialogue deals with many themes which are central to the ethical theories which Plato developed under the influence of Socrates, notably, the nature of human excellence, the relation of knowledge to right conduct, and the place of pleasure in the good life. This revised edition includes a new preface and introduction, as well as numerous changes to the translation and commentary
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )
101 editions published between 1701 and 2008 in English and held by 3,388 libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )
209 editions published between 1792 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,382 libraries worldwide
"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
Plato's Phaedo by Plato( Book )
219 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,486 libraries worldwide
Phaedo by Plato( Book )
208 editions published between 1745 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,427 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. Though Plato himself was apparently ill and not present at the prison on the day of Socrates' death, Phaedo was, and the discussion was surely recounted to him, perhaps much in the same way as this dialog is recounted by Phaedo for Echecrates. Phaedo was from a noble family in Elis, but when that city was defeated in 401 BC he was captured and forced into a house of prostitution. However, Phaedo managed to slip out to listen to Socrates, who eventually persuaded either Cebes or Alcibiades or Crito and their friends to ransom him so that he could be free and study philosophy
Philebus by Plato( Book )
167 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,411 libraries worldwide
In this work, one of the late Socratic dialogues, Socrates and his companions discuss the relative value of pleasure and knowledge
The laws by Plato( Book )
130 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,159 libraries worldwide
"In The Laws, Plato describes in detail a comprehensive system of legislation in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His laws not only govern crime and punishment, but also form a code of conduct for all aspects of life in his ideal state - from education, sport and religion to sexual behaviour, marriage and drinking parties. Plato sets out a plan for the day-to-day rule of Magnesia, administered by citizens and elected officials, with supreme power held by a Council."--Jacket
Theaetetus by Plato( Book )
142 editions published between 1577 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Meno by Plato( Book )
112 editions published between 1535 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
Statesman by Plato( Book )
65 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions
Parmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )
179 editions published between 1728 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,115 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
Timaeus by Plato( Book )
82 editions published between 1617 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Donald J. Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole
Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )
47 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,083 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
Plato on rhetoric and language : four key dialogues by Plato( Book )
171 editions published between 1759 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
Collected here for the first time in one volume, four key Platonic dialogues-the Ion, the Protagorus, the Gorgius and the Phaedrus - serve as an important introduction to the productive ambiguities of Platonic thought on rhetoric and language. In her introduction to the volume, editor Jean Nienkamp considers Plato's views on language, genre, and writing, and outlines the critical issues involved in the study of Platonic thought on rhetoric and poetics. Readers are invited to participate in the dialogues as vital philosophical conversations about issues that animate contemporary rhetorical and literary thought today
Plato's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates and Crito by Plato( Book )
122 editions published between 1056 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 564 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
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Aflāṭūn 428-348 v.Chr
Aflāṭūn ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Aplaton ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Bolatu ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Plató 428/27 a.C.-348/47 a.C.
Plato 428?-347 B.C
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Plato 428 vai 427-348 vai 347 p.m.ē
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Plátōn 428 vai 427-348 vai 347 p.m.ē
Platon approximately 428 B.C.-347 B.C.
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Platon, ca. 428-347 B.C.
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Platonas ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Platone ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Po-la-tʻu ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Pseudo-Platon ca. 427- ca. 048 av. J.-C.
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Pʻŭllatʻon ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Pʻuratʻon ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Socrate ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
Socrates ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
Sokrates ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
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Πλάτων, 428 vai 427-348 vai 347 p.m.ē.
Πλάτων ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C
Платон 428 vai 427-348 vai 347 p.m.ē
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