The Dialogues of Plato
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Bantam Books (1986)
"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates's ancient words are still true, and the ideas sounded in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato's life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial execution of Socrates--the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato's life and so altered the course of Western though. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century B.C., and examine the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.20 new (55% off) $6.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B358.J8 1986|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Dorota Mokrosińska (2013). What is Political About Political Obligation? A Neglected Lesson From Consent Theory. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (1):88-108.
Richard Smith (2011). The Play of Socratic Dialogue. Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (2):221-233.
Phyllis Rooney (1991). Gendered Reason: Sex Metaphor and Conceptions of Reason. Hypatia 6 (2):77 - 103.
Ernest J. Weinrib (1989). Aristotle's Forms of Justice. Ratio Juris 2 (3):211-226.
Olli Lagerspetz (2012). Peter Winch on Political Authority and Political Culture. Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):277-302.
Similar books and articles
Plato & G. M. A. Grube (1949). Meno. New York, Liberal Arts Press.
R. M. Dancy (2004). Plato's Introduction of Forms. Cambridge University Press.
Catherine Osborne (2006). Socrates in the Platonic Dialogues. Philosophical Investigations 29 (1):1–21.
Charles H. Kahn (1996). Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form. Cambridge University Press.
Plato (2007). Six Great Dialogues. Dover Publications.
C. J. Rowe (2007). Plato and the Art of Philosophical Writing. Cambridge University Press.
Sandra Peterson (2011). Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato. Cambridge University Press.
Thomas C. Brickhouse (2004). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates. Routledge.
Gerald A. Press (2012). Plato's Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues. Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (1):133-135.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?