Protagoras, Philebus, and Gorgias / Edition 1

Protagoras, Philebus, and Gorgias / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1573920622

ISBN-13: 9781573920629

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Three of Plato's most important dialogues are brought together to address vital concerns that continue to occupy serious minds today: In the Protagoras Plato attempts to answer questions about the nature of virtue and whether it is inherent to humans or a subject capable of being taught. In the Philebus he addresses the nature and content of the good and

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Three of Plato's most important dialogues are brought together to address vital concerns that continue to occupy serious minds today: In the Protagoras Plato attempts to answer questions about the nature of virtue and whether it is inherent to humans or a subject capable of being taught. In the Philebus he addresses the nature and content of the good and whether wisdom or pleasure is to be preferred. In the Gorgias Plato customarily applies what is learned from the previous discussions to address larger issues such as the proper functioning of society and the state and the individual's appropriate place in them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920629
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
213
Sales rank:
937,586
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.46(d)

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