Plato: Euthydemus: Translation with notes and Introductory Essay

Plato: Euthydemus: Translation with notes and Introductory Essay

by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585103055

ISBN-13: 2901585103057

Pub. Date: 08/06/2010

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.


From the Introduction:

"Neglected for ages by Plato scholars, the Euthydemus has in recent years attracted renewed attention.  The dialogue, in which Socrates converses with two sophists whose techniques of verbal manipulation utterly disengage language from any grounding in stable meaning or reality, is in many ways a dialogue for our times

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From the Introduction:

"Neglected for ages by Plato scholars, the Euthydemus has in recent years attracted renewed attention.  The dialogue, in which Socrates converses with two sophists whose techniques of verbal manipulation utterly disengage language from any grounding in stable meaning or reality, is in many ways a dialogue for our times. Contemporary questions of language and power permeate the speech and action of the dialogue. The two sophists—Euthydemus and his brother Dionysodorus—explicitly question whether speech has any connection to truth and specifically whether anything can be said about justice and nobility that cannot also be said about their opposites."

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

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Notes, glossary, and an interpretive essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901585103057
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/06/2010
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112

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