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The republic by Plato( Book )

413 editions published between 1480 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 10,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translation of Plato's Republic
Symposium by Plato( Book )

320 editions published between 1782 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion. --S. G. Nugent, Princeton University
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

64 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essestially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Containing crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy, it is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for ordinaryreaders, who are carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. —
The last days of Socrates by Plato( Book )

127 editions published between 1954 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates spent a lifetime analysing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his fine introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events; their power to move us - and to challenge our moral assumptions - remains undiminished
Charmides, or temperance by Plato( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 2,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. This is a dialogue in which Socrates asks Charmids to explain his conception of the modesty which he possesses. The dialogue leads to a confession of ignorance
Plato's Parmenides by Plato( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work presents an illuminating new translation of the dialogue together with an extensive introduction and running commentary, giving a unified explanation of the Parmenides and integrating it firmly within the context of Plato's metaphysics and methodology." "Scolnicov shows that in the Parmenides Plato addresses the most serious challenge to his own philosophy: the monism of Parmenides and the Eleatics. In addition to providing a serious rebuttal to Parmenides, Plato here reformulates his own theory of forms and participation, arguments that are central to the whole of Platonic thought, and provides these concepts with a rigorous logical and philosophical foundation. In Scolnicov's analysis, the Parmenides emerges as an extension of ideas from Plato's middle dialogues and as an opening to the later dialogues." "This translation follows the Greek closely, and the commentary affords the Greekless reader a clear understanding of how Scolnicov's interpretation emerges from the text. This volume will provide a valuable introduction and framework for understanding a dialogue that continues to generate lively discussion today."--Jacket
The laws by Plato( )

15 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in English and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Laws, Plato describes in detail a comprehensive system of legislation in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His laws not only govern crime and punishment, but also form a code of conduct for all aspects of life in his ideal state - from education, sport and religion to sexual behaviour, marriage and drinking parties. Plato sets out a plan for the day-to-day rule of Magnesia, administered by citizens and elected officials, with supreme power held by a Council."--Jacket
Lesser hippias by Plato( )

30 editions published between 1761 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

163 editions published between 1739 and 2021 in 15 languages and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Harris translates/adapts The apology of Socrates into modern form, making it quicker to read and easier to understand for the contemporary reader
Timaeus and Critias by Plato( )

63 editions published between 1828 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Timaeus, one of Plato's acknowledged masterpieces, is an attempt to construct the universe and explain its contents by means of as few axioms as possible. The result is a brilliant, bizarre, and surreal cosmos - the product of the rational thinking of a creator god and his astral assistants, and of purely mechanistic causes based on the behaviour of the four elements. At times dazzlingly clear, at times intriguingly opaque, this was state-of-the-art science in the middle of the fourth century BC. The world is presented as a battlefield of forces that are unified only by the will of God, who had to do the best he could with recalcitrant building materials"--Page 4 of cover
Crito by Plato( )

13 editions published between 1896 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Crito presents the full text of this literary classic
Alcibiades I by Plato( )

21 editions published between 1736 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcibiades I" by Plato is a discussion between Socrates and Alcibiades about the corruption of the youth in Athens
The seventh letter by Plato( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorgias by Plato( Book )

158 editions published between 1540 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Gorgias was a Sicilian teacher of oratory, the dialogue is more concerned with ethics than with the art of public speaking. The ability, professed particularly by the Sophists, to make the worse cause appear the better, struck Plato as the source of all corruption. The dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' courteous outline of his art, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right
Plato's Parmenides : text, translation & introductory essay by Plato( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ion ; Hippias minor ; Laches ; Protagoras by Plato( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

31 editions published between 1839 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. J. Levett's elegant translation of Plato's Theaetetus, first published in 1928, is here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retaining the style, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is unparalleled. Bernard William’s concise introduction, aimed at undergraduate students, illuminates the powerful argument of this complex dialogue, and illustrates its connections to contemporary metaphysical and epistemological concerns
Selected myths by Plato( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and imagery."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Plato's Republic by Plato( Book )

65 editions published between 1894 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, Republic employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher's provocative arguments
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ion ; Hippias minor ; Laches ; Protagoras
SymposiumThe Republic of PlatoThe last days of SocratesPlato's ParmenidesThe lawsThe Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of PlatoTimaeus and CritiasCrito
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