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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...

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. xv.

Series
Everyman's library,, no. 457

Classifications

Library of Congress
B316 .P8 1963a

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 174 p.
Number of pages
174

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5876169M
Internet Archive
trialdeathofsocr0000plat
LC Control Number
63005436
OCLC/WorldCat
554684
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