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About the Book

Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is virtue? How should we love? What constitutes a good society? Is there a soul that outlasts the body and a truth that transcends appearance? What do we know and how do we know it? Plato's inquiries were all the more resonant because he couched them in the form of dramatic and often highly comic dialogues, whose principal personage was the ironic, teasing, and relentlessly searching philosopher Socrates.In this splendid collection, Scott Buchanan brings together the most important of Plato's dialogues, including Protagoras, The Symposium, with its barbed conjectures about the relation between love and madness, Phaedo and The Republic, his monumental work of political philosophy. Buchanan's learned and engaging introduction...

Table of Contents

Ion
Meno (Menon)
Symposium (The banquet)
The republic
The apology (The defence of Socrates)
Crito (Criton)
Phaedo (Phaidon)
The Greek alphabet
Pronouncing index.

Edition Notes

"For the 2008 edition, Signet Classics took the liberty of correcting some errors in the original Greek'--Editor's note.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
184
Library of Congress
B358 .R6 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiii, 630 p. :
Number of pages
630

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23175629M
Internet Archive
greatdialoguesof00plat_0
ISBN 10
0451530853
ISBN 13
9780451530851
LC Control Number
2009285732
Library Thing
50871
Goodreads
3123153
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