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Dialogues of Plato
By Plato

The Dialogues of Plato

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Dialogues of Plato by Plato

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"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates's ancient words are still true, and the ideas sounded in Plato's "Dialogues" still form the foundation of a thinking person's education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato's life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial execution of Socrates--the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato's life and so altered the course of Western though. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century B.C., and examine the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300056990
ISBN-10: 0300056990
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 158mm x 15mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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