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Description - The Symposium by Plato

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership--and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143037538
ISBN-10: 0143037536
Format: Paperback / softback
(179mm x 113mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 30-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Plato

Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

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