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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 allows us to see Plato both as a commentator on his society and as a shaper of the societies that followed, who bequeathed to us a hunger for the ideal as well as a redeeming habit of humane skepticism.
Plato (c. 427?347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.
Titolo: The Portable Plato: 2
Casa editrice: Viking Adult
Data di pubblicazione: 1955
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Viking Adult. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0670010405I3N00
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria HalfMoonCollectibles3617
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670010405
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 670010405