Plato's Sophist: Part II of The Being of the Beautiful

Plato's Sophist: Part II of The Being of the Beautiful

by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226670325

ISBN-13: 9780226670324

Pub. Date: 06/28/1986

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman are a trilogy of Platonic dialogues that show Socrates formulating his conception of philosophy as he prepares the defense for his trial. Originally published together as The Being of the Beautiful, these translations can be read separately or as a trilogy. Each includes an introduction,

Overview

Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman are a trilogy of Platonic dialogues that show Socrates formulating his conception of philosophy as he prepares the defense for his trial. Originally published together as The Being of the Beautiful, these translations can be read separately or as a trilogy. Each includes an introduction, extensive notes, and comprehensive commentary that examines the trilogy's motifs and relationships.

"Seth Benardete is one of the very few contemporary classicists who combine the highest philological competence with a subtlety and taste that approximate that of the ancients. At the same time, he as set himself the entirely modern hermeneutical task of uncovering what the ancients preferred to keep veiled, of making explicit what they indicated, and hence...of showing the naked ugliness of artificial beauty."—Stanley Rose, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

Seth Benardete (1930-2001) was professor of classics at New York University. He was the author or translator of many books, most recently The Argument of the Action, Plato's "Laws," and Plato's "Symposium," all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226670324
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1986
Series:
Being of the Beautiful Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
794,683
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Guide for the Reader
Sophist
Sophist Commentary
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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