Complete Plato

Complete Plato

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Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues…  See more details below

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665,908 words (≈ about 44 hours)

Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source.

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ISBN-13:
2940012254191
Publisher:
Platinum Editions
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Plato (Greek: Plátōn, "wide, broad-shouldered") (428/427 BC –
348/347 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the
great trio of ancient Greeks –Socrates, Plato, originally named
Aristocles, and Aristotle– who between them laid the philosophical
foundations of Western culture. Plato was also a mathematician,
writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in
Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western
world. Plato is widely believed to have been a student of Socrates
and to have been deeply influenced by his teacher's unjust death.
Plato's brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by
reading his Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and
other works that are ascribed to him are considered spurious. Plato
is thought to have lectured at the Academy, although the
pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with
certainty. They have historically been used to teach philosophy,
logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which he
wrote.

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