Plato

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Summary Plato (ca. 427-347 B.C.E.) was an Athenian philosopher who is widely recognized among the most important philosophers of the Western world.  Plato can be plausibly credited with the invention of philosophy as we understand it today – the rational, rigorous, and systematic study of fundamental questions concerning ethics, politics, psychology, theology, epistemology, and metaphysics.  He wrote primarily in dialogue form.  Among his most influential views are a commitment to the distinction between changeless, eternal forms and changeable, observable ordinary objects, the immortality of the soul, the distinction between knowledge and true belief and the view that knowledge is in some way recollection, that philosophers should be rulers and rulers philosophers, and that justice is in some way welcomed for its own sake.  He was a follower of Socrates, significantly influenced Aristotle, the Stoics, the Academic skeptics, Plotinus, among others, and founded the Academy, perhaps the first institution of higher learning in the west.
Key works Among the most well-known of Plato’s works (26 generally acknowledged dialogues and 13 more doubtful letters) are the Apology, Crito, Euthyphro, Protagoras, Gorgias, Meno, Phaedo, Republic, Symposium, Theaetetus, and Timaeus.  The standard English translations of the complete works can be found in Cooper 1997.
Introductions A good place to start studying Plato in general is the entry in Stanford Encyclopedia, Kraut 2008, Hare 1982, and Annas 2003.  Important collections of essays include Vlastos 1973, Kraut 1992, Fine 1999, Fine 1999, Fine 2008, and Benson 2006.
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  1. Cronus Time: A Historical Study on Plato Myth.洪威 林 - 2022 - Advances in Philosophy 11 (3):345-351.
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  2. Are Truth and Justice Naturally Stronger Than Their Opposites?: A Comparative Study of Plato’s Gorgias and Aristotle’s Rhetoric.Jake Verrilli - unknown
  3. Aileen R. Das, Galen and the Arabic Reception of Plato’s “Timaeus”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. Xii, 243; Black-and-White Figures. $99.99. ISBN: 978-1-1084-9948-4. [REVIEW]Cristina D’Ancona - 2022 - Speculum 97 (3):820-822.
  4. Toward a Phenomenology of the Mistake: A Reading of Plato’s Meno.Itamar Manoff - 2020 - Philosophy of Education 76 (3):80-92.
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  5. The Good in Plato - (S.) Broadie Plato's Sun-Like Good. Dialectic in the Republic. Pp. X + 240. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Cased, £75, Us$99.99. Isbn: 978-1-316-51687-4. [REVIEW]Edith Gwendolyn Nally - forthcoming - The Classical Review:1-2.
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  6. Reply to George Ch. Koumakis's Paper on Dialectic as Socratic Elenchus in Plato's Gorgias.John Lange - 2021 - Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 65:237-259.
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  7. Michael Naas, Plato and the Invention of Life.Jack Kelleher - 2022 - Oxford Literary Review 44 (1):150-154.
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  8. The Holy and the God-Loved: The Dilemma in Plato’s Euthyphro.Dorothea Frede - 2022 - The Monist 105 (3):293-308.
    Is the holy holy because the gods love it or do the gods love it because it is holy? On the basis of this dilemma Plato works out the manifold and complex relationship between God and Morality in his dialogue Euthyphro. This dialogue not only plays a central role within Plato’s work on the question of the relationship between ethics and religion, but it also represents the starting point of the entire further Western debate about God and Morality. This article (...)
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  9. Analytic Approaches to Plato.James Lesher - 2012 - In The Continuum Companion to Plato. London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 292-294.
    In recent years some scholars have sought to apply the techniques of modern analytic philosophy to Plato’s writings. This has involved recasting portions of the dialogues as concisely stated deductive arguments, exploring questions relating to validity as well as to truth, exposing contradictions and equivocations, and making explicit all essential assumptions. The rationale behind this approach, as Gregory Vlastos has explained, is that ‘By means of these techniques we may now better understand some of the problems Plato attempted to solve (...)
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  10. Plato and the Presocratics.James Lesher - 2012 - In The Continuum Companion to Plato. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 21-24.
    Plato refers frequently to the views held by the early Greek thinkers we today call ‘the Presocratics’, typically while lining up witnesses for or against a philosophical thesis. His characters speak approvingly of the doctrines of Parmenides and the Pythagoreans but repudiate in the strongest terms the teachings of ‘atheistic materialists’ such as the Milesian inquirers into nature we today regard as the founders of Western philosophy and science. The chief failings of the materialists lay in not acknowledging the priority (...)
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  11. Anselm Feuerbach’s Das Gastmahl des Platon and Plato’s Symposium.James Lesher - 2008 - In Imagines: The reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts. Logroño: Universidad de La Rioja. pp. 479-490.
    In his monumental work Das Gastmahl des Platon (1869) the artist Anselm Feuerbach depicted the scene in Plato’s Symposium in which a drunken Alcibiades, accompanied by a band of revelers, enters the dining chamber of the house of the poet Agathon. We have reason to attribute three aims to the artist: (1) to recreate a famous scene from ancient Greek literature, making extensive use of recent archaeological discoveries in southern Italy; (2) through the depiction of a senate and dignified Agathon, (...)
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  12. Plato and Hermes in Mani’s Prophetology: A Possible Adaptation to the Theurgical Milieu.João Paulo Dantas & Gabriele Cornelli - forthcoming - Filosofia Unisinos:1-14.
    The aim of this article is to set forth conjectures that are likely to explain the inclusion of Plato and Hermes as heralds of Mani in the testimony of Ephrem of Syria. This incorporation should be set against the background of the Syrian religious milieu, which was influenced by both Hellenistic philosophy and Eastern religious traditions. Therefore, it would be better to seek a religious and philosophical environment wherein Plato and Hermes were associated. Keywords: Manichaeism, apocalypticism, theurgy, hermetism, Merkabah mysticism, (...)
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  13. A Course on the Afterlife of Plato’s Symposium.James Lesher - 2004 - Classical Journal 100:75-85.
    A course on the afterlife of Plato’s Symposium can accomplish two worthwhile objectives. It can afford students an opportunity to study a philosophical and literary masterpiece, and it can introduce them to some of the main currents in modern European culture. One recent iteration of such a course addressed six questions: (1) Why might Plato have chosen to write a dialogue about a ‘drinking party’? (2) Why did Plato present multiple speeches on the nature of Eros? (3) Why have some (...)
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  14. ‘Later Views of the Socrates of Plato’s Symposium’.James Lesher - 2007 - In Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century. London UK: Ashgate/Centre for Hellenic Studies. pp. 59-76.
    In his Symposium Plato sought to provide for posterity a portrait of his beloved companion and teacher Socrates, focusing on two main features: Socrates as a mystagogue or spiritual guide and Socrates as a paragon of philosophical virtue. Plato’s depiction of these two aspects of the Socratic persona impressed so many writers and artists of later centuries that the Symposium became one of Plato’s best known and most admired dialogues. For many early Christian thinkers Socrates’ account of Erôs or ‘passionate (...)
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  15. The Meaning of Saphêneia in Plato’s Divided Line’.James Lesher - 2010 - In Plato’s Republic: A Critical Guide. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 171-187.
    In Republic VI, Plato’s Socrates attempts to explain the nature of human understanding by means of a simile of a line divided into four unequal segments. Socrates directs Glaucon to accept as names for the four states ‘rational knowledge’ for the highest, ‘understanding’ for the second, ‘belief’ for the third, and for the last, ‘perception of images.’ He then directs Glaucon to arrange the four states in a proportion, ‘considering that they participate in saphēneia in the same degree to which (...)
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  16. misReading Plato:.Matthew Clemente, Bryan J. Cocchiara & William Hendel (eds.) - forthcoming
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  17. Hegel and Plato on How to Become Good.Andreja Novakovic & Oksana Maksymchuk - forthcoming - British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    In the Preface to the Philosophy of Right, Hegel draws a favourable comparison between his project and Plato’s Republic, while making a critical comment about an example taken from Plato’s Laws. In...
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  18. The Dipolar Character of Being in Plato and Whitehead.Daniel A. Dombrowski - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):118-130.
    It has often been noticed that Plato's metaphysical view of being is dipolar. The purpose of the present article is to detail what it means to say that being is dipolar in Plato. Further, I will explore the extent to which dipolarity in Whitehead is indebted to Plato and the extent to which Whitehead's dipolarity is different from Plato's. In this regard I will concentrate on Whitehead's recently published Harvard Lectures.
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  19. Plato, the Poets, and the Philosophical Turn in the Relationship Between Teaching, Learning, and Suffering.Avi I. Mintz - 2022 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 41 (3):259-271.
    Greek literature prior to Plato featured two conceptions of education. Learning takes place when people encounter “teacher-guides”—educators, mentors, and advisors. But education also occurs outside of a pedagogical relationship between learner and teacher-guide: people learn through painful experience. In composing his dramatic dialogues, Plato appropriated these two conceptions of education, refashioning and fusing them to present a new philosophical conception of learning: Plato’s Socrates is a teacher-guide who causes his interlocutors to learn through suffering. Socrates, however, is not presented straightforwardly (...)
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  20. Naturalism and Conventionalism in Plato’s Dialogues and Nativistic Theories of Language.Pavlo Sodomora - 2020 - Filozofia i Nauka 2 (8):47-57.
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  21. Education, Conflict and Harmony in Book 1 of Plato's Laws.Diego Garcia Rincon - 2021 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 2 (15):29-52.
    Book 1 of Plato’s Laws, and particularly the image of the puppet introduced near its end, has been traditionally interpreted as presenting the moral psychology model that underlies the educational system delineated by the Athenian Stranger, which construes virtue as consonance between the non–rational and the rational elements of the soul. But a different and competing conception of virtue looms large in Laws 1, virtue as victory of the best part of the soul in psychic conflict. This paper argues that (...)
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  22. Listening to Reason in Plato and Aristotle.Paula Gottlieb - 2022 - Philosophical Review 131 (2):215-218.
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  23. Philosopher-Strangers: Xenia and Panhellenism in Plato’s Laws.Samuel Ortencio Flores - 2022 - Polis 39 (2):237–260.
    Since antiquity, there has been little consensus on how to interpret the identity of the anonymous Athenian Stranger of Plato’s Laws. This paper uses the Stranger’s identification as xenos as a starting point in examining the role of xenia in Plato’s Laws. In this dialogue, Plato uses xenia throughout the dialogue to portray philosophic relationships between characters from different poleis and to establish the importance of intercultural and Panhellenic exchange for philosophic friendship and the establishment of an ideal polis. The (...)
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  24. El páthos de Sócrates: Esperanza y confianza en el Fedón.Jose Antonio Giménez Salinas - 2019 - Síntesis 2 (1):1-22.
    In this paper I examine Socrates’ hopeful and confident attitude in the Phaedo in order to show, on the one hand, that the ascetic interpretation of the Socratic doc-trine of the purification of affections must be under-stood in a restricted sense and, on the other, that a dra-matic reading of the dialogue – that is, one that recog-nizes the emotional effects the author seeks to awake in the reader – must primarily take into account Socrates’ intention to communicate to his (...)
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  25. El criterio del placer en las leyes v 733a-734e.José Antonio Giménez - 2021 - Méthexis 1 (33):80-101.
    In Book v of Plato's Laws, he defends that a virtuous life is better than a vicious one, based on the idea that the former involves more pleasure than the latter (733a-734e). The use of this kind of argumentation seems to contradict other passages of the Laws, in which it will be objected that pleasure can work as a criterion of election. This essay aims to show that this recourse does not presuppose any kind of hedonism. In order to prove (...)
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  26. On Justice as Dance.Joshua Hall - 2021 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5 (4):62-78.
    This article is part of a larger project that explores how to channel people’s passion for popular arts into legal social justice by reconceiving law as a kind of poetry and justice as dance, and exploring different possible relationships between said legal poetry and dancing justice. I begin by rehearsing my previous new conception of social justice as organismic empowerment, and my interpretive method of dancing-with. I then apply this method to the following four “ethico-political choreographies of justice”: the choral (...)
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  27. Proclus on the Forms as Paradigms in "Plato’s Parmenides: The Neoplatonic Response to Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias’ Criticisms".Melina Mouzala - 2022 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):115-163.
    This paper sets out to analyze Proclus’ exegesis of Socrates’ suggestion in Parmenides 132d1-3 that Forms stand fixed as patterns, as it were, in the nature, with the other things being images and likenesses of them. Proclus’ analysis of the notion of being pattern reveals the impact of the Aristotelian conception of the form as paradigm on his views, as we can infer from Alexander of Aphrodisias’ and Simplicius’ explanation of the paradigmatic character of the Aristotelian form. Whereas Aristotle and (...)
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  28. Methods and Metaphysics of Inquiry in Plato's Statesman.Huw Duffy - 2022 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 60 (2):177-201.
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  29. Between Athens and the Port-Royal; Contextualising Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Plato.Benjamin C. Thompson - forthcoming - History of European Ideas:1-19.
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  30. Are Plato's Characters Caricatures?Avi I. Mintz - 2018 - Philosophy of Education 74:242-245.
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  31. Plato's Theaetetus.Deron Boyles - 2018 - Philosophy of Education 74:229-241.
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  32. Truth and Wonder: A Literary Introduction to Plato and Aristotle.Robert Eaglestone - 2021 - Routledge.
    Truth and Wonder is an accessible introduction to Plato and Aristotle, showing their crucial influence for literary and cultural studies, modern languages and related disciplines. It demonstrates the ways their philosophies still shape our reading, thinking and living.
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  33. The Crisis of Muslim Religious Discourse: The Necessary Shift From Plato to Kant.Lahouari Addi - 2021 - Routledge.
    Showing that Muslim societies are facing a crisis that is more cultural than religious, this book focuses on cultural representations through which social life is experienced in the Muslim world. It brings a new theoretical framework to address the secularization process that is underway and the contradictions it entails. This volume will arouse a new debate on secularization and the relations between religion, culture and philosophy. The crisis Muslim societies are undergoing pertains to the culture and not to the Qur'an (...)
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  34. Plato’s Exceptional City, Love, and Philosopher.Nickolas Pappas - 2020 - Routledge.
    This book reconnoiters the appearances of the exceptional in Plato: as erotic desire, as the good city, and as the philosopher. It offers fresh and sometimes radical interpretations of these dialogues. Those exceptional elements of experience - love, city, philosopher - do not escape embodiment but rather occupy the same world that contains lamentable versions of each. Thus Pappas is depicting the philosophical ambition to intensify the concepts and experiences one normally thinks with. His investigations point beyond the fates of (...)
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  35. Seyn, ἕν, 道: Brevis tractatus meta-ontologicus de elephantis et testudinibus.Florian Marion - 2022 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 119 (1):1-51.
    The question of ontological foundation has undergone a noteworthy revival in recent years: metaphysicians today quarrel about how exactly to understand the asymmetrical and hyperintensional relationship of grounding. One of the reasons for this revival is that the old quantificationalist meta-ontology inherited from Quine has been effectively criticised by leading philosophers favourable to a meta-ontology, the aim of which is to come to know “which facts/items ground (constitute the base of) which other facts/items”, thus to examine the relation of ontological (...)
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  36. Рецепція філософської спадщини Платона. Fine, G. (ed.). (2019). Тhe Oxford Handbook of Plato. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [REVIEW]Аліса Звягіна - 2020 - Sententiae 39 (2):192-196.
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  37. Political Philosophy in the Moment: Narratives of Freedom From Plato to Arendt.Jim Josefson - 2019 - Routledge.
    Political Philosophy In the Momentuncovers the political power of narrative by both telling and explaining the stories that frame our ability to be "in the moment." In a series of eleven short stories, Jim Josefson presents the history of political philosophy and Hannah Arendt's alternative, an aestheticform of politics. In the early stories, Josefson recounts how the four main traditions of political philosophy promise truth but deny us the freedom available in reality. Then, he reviews the alternative narratives offered by (...)
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  38. Paradigm, Logos, and Myth in Plato's Sophist and Statesman.Conor Barry - 2022 - Lexington Books.
    This book explores the uses of the term “paradigm” with respect to both logos and myth in Plato, with a focus on Sophist and Statesman. In so doing, Conor Barry argues for a unitary as opposed to a developmental conception of Plato's dialogues.
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  39. Plato’s Labyrinth: Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues.Aakash Singh Rathore - 2017 - Routledge India.
    This original and stimulating study of Plato's Socratic dialogues rereads and reinterprets Plato's writings in terms of their dialogical or dramatic form. Taking inspiration from the techniques of Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Leo Strauss, Aakash Singh Rathore presents the Socratic dialogues as labyrinthine texts replete with sophistries and lies that mask behind them important philosophical and political conspiracies. Plato's Labyrinth argues that these conspiracies and intrigues are of manifold kinds - in some, Plato is masterminding the conspiracy; in others, (...)
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  40. Reconceptualizing Plato s Socrates at the Limit of Education: A Socratic Curriculum Grounded in Finite Human Transcendence.James M. Magrini - 2016 - Routledge.
    Bridging the gap between interpretations of "Third Way" Platonic scholarship and "phenomenological-ontological" scholarship, this book argues for a unique ontological-hermeneutic interpretation of Plato and Plato s Socrates. Reconceptualizing Plato s Socrates at the Limit of Education offers a re-reading of Plato and Plato s Socrates in terms of interpreting the practice of education as care for the soul through the conceptual lenses of phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, and ontological inquiry. Magrini contrasts his re-reading with the views of Plato and Plato s (...)
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  41. Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible.Russell E. Gmirkin - 2016 - Routledge.
    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Biblefor the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin takes up his theory that the Pentateuch was written around 270 BCE using Greek sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria, and applies this to an examination of the biblical law codes. (...)
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  42. Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy.Andrew J. Mason - 2016 - Routledge.
    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of "flow" that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its basis a new way of understanding the development of Plato s thought. The opposition between the being of Forms and the becoming or flux (...)
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  43. Boundaries of Utopia – Imagining Communism From Plato to Stalin.Erik Van Ree - 2015 - Routledge.
    The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result of socialist revolution on a much broader scale, across all Europe or wider still. This book traces the development of ideas about communist utopia from Plato onwards, (...)
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  44. Plato's Gods.Gerd Van Riel - 2013 - Routledge.
    This book presents a comprehensive study into Plato's theological doctrines, offering an important re-valuation of the status of Plato's gods and the relation between metaphysics and theology according to Plato. Starting from an examination of Plato's views of religion and the relation between religion and morality, Gerd Van Riel investigates Plato's innovative ways of speaking about the gods. This book is invaluable to readers interested in philosophical theology and intellectual history.
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  45. Plato's Dialectic on Woman: Equal, Therefore Inferior.Elena Duvergès Blair - 2012 - Routledge.
    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato's dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting the view of texts written more than two thousand years in the past. And yet, in spite of the recent surge of interest on woman in Plato, no comprehensive work identifying his position on the (...)
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  46. The Genesis of Plato's Thought: Second Edition.Alban Dewes Winspear & Anthony Preus - 2011 - Routledge.
    It is often said that to understand Plato we must understand his times. Many readers who might accept without question this saying of historical criticism may still wonder why we should think it necessary to begin our enquiry as far back as Homer and beyond. In the case of Plato there is an even greater need to pursue the argument back to the very beginnings of the historical period in which he lived and worked. It is quite impossible to understand (...)
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  47. Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesman.David A. White - 2007 - Routledge.
    Plato's dialogue "The Statesman" has often been found structurally puzzling because of its apparent diffuseness and disjointed transitions. This book interprets the dialogue in ways which account for this problematic structure, and which also connect the primary themes of the dialogue with two subsequent dialogues "The Philebus" and "The Laws.".
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  48. Russia's Plato: Plato and the Platonic Tradition in Russian Education, Science and Ideology.Frances Nethercott - 2000 - Routledge.
    This title was first published in 2000. This work identifies the differences between the Russian intellectual approach to reading Plato and that of other European countries. This study offers a complex perspective on Russian philosophical learnings up to 1930. The book contains five chapters with the first aiming to provide the general institutional context in which Russian 19th century Plato scholarship developed, caught as it were, between the rise of the historical sciences and the heavy hand of state interference in (...)
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  49. Plato.Robert Hall - 1981 - Routledge.
    First published in 1981 this unique study discusses the evolution of Plato's thought through the actual developments in Athenian democracy, the book also demonstrates Plato's continuing responses to changes in political theory and argues for a new understanding of Plato's goals for the state and his ultimate concern for the moral well-being of the citizens.
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  50. Plato, Utilitarianism and Education.Robin Barrow - 1975 - Routledge.
    Argues that Plato's views as expounded in the "Republic" indicate that he was a utilitarian. This book also argues that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory, and that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education.
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