The Sophist / Edition 1

The Sophist / Edition 1

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by Plato
     
 

Plato's Sophist provides a careful translation of the "Sophist," one of Plato's most complex and difficult dialogues, and includes materials designed to facilitate its usefulness as a text in college courses. The translation employs a minimum of interpretative paraphrasing while being presented in clear, readable English. Special attention has been given to… See more details below

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Plato's Sophist provides a careful translation of the "Sophist," one of Plato's most complex and difficult dialogues, and includes materials designed to facilitate its usefulness as a text in college courses. The translation employs a minimum of interpretative paraphrasing while being presented in clear, readable English. Special attention has been given to consistency in translating key Greek terms. The book presents a special list of these terms and discusses them in the endnotes. The result is a translation that enables the reader who lacks a knowledge of Greek to get much closer than usual to the original text. Cobb's introduction contains a detailed summary of the entire dialogue, clarifying the main themes and the general structure. He offers a fresh interpretation of the dialogue that shows how each theme contributes to the exploration of the nature of, and the relation between, philosophy and sophistry. The introduction is particularly useful to first readers of the "Sophist".

Author Biography: William Cobb is Professor of Philosophy at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202023
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Series:
Hackett Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
65
Sales rank:
816,831
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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