The Dialogues of Plato, Volume 2: The Symposium / Edition 1

The Dialogues of Plato, Volume 2: The Symposium / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300056990

ISBN-13: 9780300056990

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates's ancient words are still true, and the ideas sounded in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by…  See more details below

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"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates's ancient words are still true, and the ideas sounded in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato's life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial execution of Socrates—the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato's life and so altered the course of Western though. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century B.C., and examine the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300056990
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
The Dialogues of Plato Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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