Phaedrus [NOOK Book]

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Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by ...
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Overview

Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher. The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191604515
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 11/14/2002
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands, with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, as one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. In the mid-380s, in Athens, he founded the Academy, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching, and an institution to which all Western universities like to trace their origins. Plato wrote over twenty philosophical dialogues, appearing in none himself (most have Socrates as chief speaker). Christopher Rowe is Professor of Greek in the University of Durham, and from 1999-2004 held a Leverhulme Personal Research Professorship. His books include Plato, The Cambridge History of Grek and Roman Thought, and New Perspectives on Plato, Modern and Ancient. He has also translated, and/or written commentaries on Plato's Phaedro, Statesman, and Symposium. His present project is a comprehensive treatment of Plato's strategies as a writer of philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Note on the Text l
Select Bibliography li
Phaedrus 1
Explanatory Notes 76
Textual Notes 106
Index of Names 107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

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    Name: Firlan
    Nicknames: Fir, Lan, Breks
    Age: 17
    Gender: &male
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    Desription: looks somewhat like legolas from the hobbit, but with dragon wings. In battle he always has his moon-silver chain mail on. When he is not in battle he wears a tunic made of green-brown leather.
    History: just ask!
    Personality: meet him!
    Crush: Athena
    Mate: none
    Kids: none
    Theme song: "Animals" by Martin Garrix
    Other: ask him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    Enzo's (Short) Bio

    &starf Name: Enzo Valentino<p>
    &starf Species: Humanoid<p>
    &starf Age: Classified<p>
    &starf Gender: &male<p>
    &starf Description: A tall, tan, and muscled person. Really, he lucked out with his body type. His hair is an odd reddish colour, cut long. His strange amber eyes glow with an inner fire. He usually wears dark clothes, with a red armband. His large, russet wings are dotted black like a hawk's plumage. <p>
    &starf Persona: Go! Meet! Him!<p>
    &starf Crush: Starfire<p>
    &starf Girlfriend: Starfire :)<p>
    &starf Dragon: Not yet, and doubtful.<p>
    &starf Powers: Wings, control/creation of fire, other shtuffs.
    &starf Weapons: Two broadswords, weilding one in each hand. He can also use them to channel his fire powers.
    &starf Secrets: Too many.

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    Posted March 9, 2015

    Rocky's bio!!!

    Name:RRRRROOOOOCCCCKKKKYYYY age: newborn looks: brown with bright green eyes and a whip-thin tail and spikes running down from his neck to the base of his tail personality: meet him crush: see age person he wants as a rider: dunno this bio is done: yes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2015

    Siletta's Bio

    Name Siletta <p> Age pretty young but not dragonet aged <p> Gender female <p> Personality meet me <p> Appearance Her scales are an iridescent white color amd she has amber colored swirls all over her body. Her wing membranes, spines, horns, and claws are also amber colored. She has blue eyes and a large cut through the wing membrane on her right wing. <p> Histpry please dont ask <p> Crush/mate/ dragonets Truthseer/no/no <p> And thats it!! <p> &star S.i.l.&epsilon.t.t.&alpha &star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Ataras bio

    Name:atara**apperance:is a navy blue with aqua stripes across er back and her tail ends in a sharp whip like point her eye colore is darkish litish purple**age:is a baby**other:has no parents has no sibling and does not have a crush or mate obvioduly**peronality:meet me:anything else ask and is a female

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2015

    Rocket's bio

    Name: just Rocket is fine. His real name is Conner Andrews... shh, it's a secret. <p> Age: eh. Not super old but old enough. <p> Race: Mostly human with a little of something else. <p> Apperance: Messy, curly brown hair and neon green eyes. Tall and fairly tan. <p> Personality: In one word? Trouble. To be more specific, A daredevil; reckless, adventurous, and funny with a flair for dramatics. <p> Other: Related to Callie in some way or another. It's a big family... He refers to her as his cousin.

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    Posted February 8, 2015

    Test

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    Posted February 5, 2015

    Netflix Add-on

    Taken by Tadashi. C:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Anikus bio

    Name:: Anikus

    Gender::Male

    Age::350 years old (young)

    Breed::Part death part poison other parts unknown

    Looks::all black with red lower jaw has a frill around head like the frilled lizard has claws on the end of wings plus his long muscular legs with razor sharp talons has 600 foot wing span stands up to 400 feet when sitting even taller when standing or on hind legs also has long razor sharp fangs and has spikes all the way down his back and on his tail

    Crush/Mate::Viper

    Family:: dead except for parents that are somewhere unknown

    Personality:: meet him

    Weapons:: Tail, fangs, talons, poison, head, and wings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    &Sigma<_>m&epsilon<_>r&alpha<_>l&delta's &beta&iota&sigma

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    &star Dawn [Update 1] &star

    Family&star Nova (sister: missing)
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    Crush&star maybe a little...but I think he likes someone else...
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    Posted January 21, 2015

    Isma's bio

    Name: Isma <p>
    Age: looks about seventeen.<p>
    Lools: Light, flowy golden hair. Crystal blue eyes. Elegant golden featherd wings.<p>
    Powers: Can heal any being, but at the cost of her life. <p>
    Crush: Jack <p>
    Dragon: Wiahes it to be Emerald. <p>
    History: Long, ask if you really want to know.<p>
    Siggy: Isma &rho &starf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    Aklesh's bio

    Name:Aklesh <p>
    Age: 17 <p>
    Gender: Male <p>
    Species: Human; two percent elvish <p>
    Dragon: Nightmare <p>
    Status: Single <br>
    Crush: Jay <p>
    Looks: Tanned skin, dark hair and eyes.<p>
    Other: Ask. <p>

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    Posted January 14, 2015

    Evangelyne's Bio Add on

    Looks: long, thick blond hair with light freckles and dazzling green ees. Usually wears all black. Is very "full" for her age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    &Sigma<_>m&epsilon<_>r&alpha<_>l&delta's &beta&ito&sigma

    Name: Emerald <br> Gender: &male <br> Personality: Protective, loyal, smart... idk <br> Br<_>eed: 1/4 IceWing, 3/4 May SMD (Spiritual Month Dragon). His father was full May SMD, his mother was half IceWing, half May SMD. <br> Looks: All of his scales are a golden color. Only the webbing in his wings, horns, talons, and the short, dull spikes that run along his spine are silver (he got the silver color from being a quarter IceWing). He has small, sparkling emeralds that outline his eyes, engraved in his skin. His eyes themselves are the exact color of the emerald around them. <br> Friends: Mira, Pocket, Dawn... umm... I think that's it. <br> Enemies: He got into an argument with Lieteller... Does that count??? <br> Crush/Mate: Galaxy. <br> Dragonets: none yet. <br> Rider: Nobody yet, but wants one. <br> Other: He can breath green-tinted fire laced with blue. <p> &Sigma<_>m&epsilon<_>r&alpha<_>l&delta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Mira's Bio

    Name: Mirror <p>
    Nickname: Mira <p>
    Age: Pretty young. <p>
    Looks: Completly silver, except for under her wings. They are black. <p>
    Crush: Not currently. <p>
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    History: Ask. <p>
    Siggy: </I> Mirror

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    To the Dragonet

    1. That's godmodding. 2. This is the bios book, get out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    Dante/Morrowind

    Name: Dante Dui Guin (true form), Morrowind (dragon). Age: 32 years, 200 years. Race/breed: Dark Elf, Blood Dragon. Looks: Jet black skin, scaled armor, red eyes & small pony tail, Blood red wings, black scales, black talons. Nicknames: Freak of nature, cursed one/Morrow, bloody mary, M. History: Before Dante ever came here, he was an average guy who loved a woman and lived in Morrowind with her. When his love died, he went to a witch for help. She told him that she can bring her back but for 100 gold. When he told her that he couldnt pay, he stole the potion to bring his love back. The next day he was in a cave with several skeletons. He had been cursed with the transformation spell. Wife/mate: Glory. Other: nien.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

    Moondawn's Bio

    Name :: Moondawn<p>Nicknames :: Moon, Moony, Dawn<p>Gender :: walrus flavored potatoe{female}<p>Age :: young...<p>Species :: Night Fury<p>Looks :: oddly silver with orange tail fins and orange wing membranes that fade to red at the tip. She stands at 10 feet tall and has a length of 25 feet and a wingspan of 110 feet. Her eyes are turquoise and she has diamonds and rubies embedded between her scales<p>Crush :: Qua'ran<p>Mate :: ...<p>Dragonets :: ...<p>Rider :: is a wild dragon. Can be tamed but not very easily.<p>Likes :: fish, gems, reading<p>Disliles :: stolen books, stolen fish, stolen gems, being hungry<p>Persolity :: adventrous, kind, caring, gentle, fiery temper when set off<p>History :: don't ask<p>Siggy :: &#10023 M&sigma&sigma&eta &#9826 D&alpha&omega&eta &#1023<p>Other :: ask<p>~Moondawn&#10023

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