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Early Socratic Dialogues

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Early Socratic Dialogues by Plato
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Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.

Author Biography

As the father of Western philosophy, who transformed Greek thought with his questioning insights into life and ethics, Socrates (470-399 bc) was a powerful inspiration - and major irritant - to the Athenians of his day. After his trial and execution on charges of heresy and the corruption of young minds, his greatest pupil Plato (c. 427-347 bc) wrote these early dialogues as an act of homage. Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2005
Contributors
Edited by Trevor J. Saunders Introduction by Trevor J. Saunders Translated by Trevor J. Saunders
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
400
Dimensions
132x199x24
ISBN-13
9780140455038
Product ID
1734636

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