Why Plato Wrote / Edition 1

Why Plato Wrote / Edition 1

by Danielle S. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444334484

ISBN-13: 9781444334487

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world’s first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world’s first think-tank activist and message man.

  • Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics
  • Offers accessible discussions of Plato’s philosophy of language and

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Overview

Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world’s first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world’s first think-tank activist and message man.

  • Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics
  • Offers accessible discussions of Plato’s philosophy of language and political theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444334487
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Blackwell-Bristol Lectures on Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition Series, #1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

List of Abbreviations.

Prologue: Why Think about Plato?

Part I: Why Plato Wrote.

1. Who Was Plato?

2. The Importance of Symbols in Human Life.

3. The Philosopher as Model-Maker.

4. The Philosopher as Shadow-Maker.

5. What Plato Wrote.

6. How Plato Lived.

Part II: What Plato Did.

7. The Case for Influence.

8. Culture War Emergent.

9. Culture War Concluded.

Epilogue: And to My Colleagues.

Appendix 1. The Relationship between Paradigms and Forms.

Appendix 2. A Second Tri-partite Division of the Soul?

Appendix 3. Miso- Compounds in Greek Literature.

Notes.

References.

Further Reading.

Index.

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