Plato: The Man and His Work

Plato: The Man and His Work

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by A. E. Taylor, Taylor
     
 

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This outstanding work by a renowned Plato scholar presents the thought of the great Greek philosopher with historical accuracy and objective analysis. A brief introductory chapter about the philosopher's life is followed by an in-depth examination of his voluminous writings, particularly the dialogues. A substantial appendix explores works often attributed to… See more details below

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This outstanding work by a renowned Plato scholar presents the thought of the great Greek philosopher with historical accuracy and objective analysis. A brief introductory chapter about the philosopher's life is followed by an in-depth examination of his voluminous writings, particularly the dialogues. A substantial appendix explores works often attributed to Plato.

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Taylor's history of the philosopher's life and works (first published in 1926) was intended to describe, simply, what Plato said about the problems of thought and life and how he said it, without getting into "what some contemporary thinks Plato should have said." In addition to an analysis of the dialogues, he provides an introduction outlining what's known about the events of Plato's life, placing his writings into their historic context. An appendix explores writings (including several letters) that have been attributed to the philosopher, with reasons for accepting or rejecting them as Plato's work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780486416052
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Series:
Dover Books on Western Philosophy
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
928,544
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.10(d)

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