Cover of: Defence of Socrates ; Euthyphro ; Crito | Plato

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...

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-110) and indexes.

Series
World's classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
184
Library of Congress
B365.A5 G35 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xl, 119 p. ;
Number of pages
119

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL995512M
Internet Archive
defenceofsocrate0000plat
ISBN 10
0192823353
LC Control Number
96034134
Library Thing
3586
Goodreads
3275240
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