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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 / translated and introduced by Trevor J. Saunders
Laches / translated and introduced by Iain Lane
Lysis, Charmides / translated and introduced by Donald Watt
Hippias Major, Hippias Minor, Euthydemus / translated and introduced by Robin Waterfield
Some fragments of Aeschines of Sphettus / translated by Trevor J. Saunders.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 381-392.
Works translated from the Greek.
"A Penguin original."
Includes index.

Series
Penguin classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
184
Library of Congress
B358 .S29 1987

The Physical Object

Pagination
395 p. ;
Number of pages
395

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2463578M
Internet Archive
earlysocraticdia00plat
ISBN 10
0140444475
LC Control Number
87171101
Library Thing
17415
Goodreads
145222
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