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The Dialogues of Plato

The Seventh Letter

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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...

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Cover of: The dialogues of Plato
The dialogues of Plato
1990, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: The Dialogues of Plato
The Dialogues of Plato: The Seventh Letter
1986, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
in English
Cover of: Dialogues
Dialogues
1955, Encyclopaedia Britannica
Cover of: The dialogues of Plato and The seventh letter
Cover of: The Dialogues Of Plato / The Seventh Letter (Great Books Of The Western World, Vol. 7)
Cover of: The Dialogues of Plato
The Dialogues of Plato: The Seventh Letter
1952, Encyclopædia Britannica
hardcover in English
Cover of: The Dialogues of Plato / The Seventh Letter
The Dialogues of Plato / The Seventh Letter
1952, Encyclopaedia Britannica
in English

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Chicago
Series
Great books of the Western World -- v. 7
Other Titles
Seventh letter.

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Dewey Decimal Class
888.4
Library of Congress
AC1.G72 vol.7

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hardcover
Pagination
vii, 814 p. ;
Number of pages
814

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OL24205122M
Internet Archive
dialoguesofplato07plat

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