Plato's Republic and the Greek Enlightenment

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The towering figures of Plato and Aristotle tend to overshadow their philosophical and scientific precursors, such as Protagoras and Heraclitus. However, it was these earlier thinkers who created the climate in which they could flourish. Recent scholarhip has emphasized the originality of these pioneers of rationalism, and this book shows how Plato's whole career, and especially his most famous work, should be seen as a response to their dynamic challenge.

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Overview

The towering figures of Plato and Aristotle tend to overshadow their philosophical and scientific precursors, such as Protagoras and Heraclitus. However, it was these earlier thinkers who created the climate in which they could flourish. Recent scholarhip has emphasized the originality of these pioneers of rationalism, and this book shows how Plato's whole career, and especially his most famous work, should be seen as a response to their dynamic challenge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853994944
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/26/1998
  • Series: Classical World Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Lawson-Tancred was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Departmental Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Acknowledgements Preface
1. Introduction
2. The sophists
3. Socrates
4. The life of Plato
5. The Apology
6. The early dialogues
7. The Georgias and the Euthydemus
8. The Phaedo
9. The Republic
10. The Symposium and the Phaedrus
11. Conclusion Suggestions for further study Suggestions for further reading

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