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Critias (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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Critias, one of Plato's late dialogues, contains the story of the mighty island kingdom Atlantis and its attempt to conquer Athens, which failed due to the ordered society of the Athenians. Critias... More > is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, preceded by Timaeus and followed by Hermocrates.< Less
Theaetetus (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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In this dialogue, Socrates and Theaetetus discuss three definitions of knowledge: knowledge as nothing but perception, knowledge as true judgment, and, finally, knowledge as a true judgment with an... More > account. Each of these definitions is shown to be unsatisfactory. The conversation ends with Socrates' announcement that he has to go to court to answer to the charges that he has been corrupting the young and failing to worship Athenian gods.< Less
Sophist (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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The Sophist is a Platonic dialogue from the philosopher's late period, most likely written in 360 BC. Its main theme is to identify what a sophist is and how a sophist differs from a philosopher and... More > statesman. Because each seems distinguished by a particular form of knowledge, the dialogue continues some of the lines of inquiry pursued in the epistemological dialogue, Theaetetus, which is said to have taken place the day before. Because the Sophist treats these matters, it is often taken to shed light on Plato's Theory of Forms and is compared with the Parmenides, which criticized what is often taken to be the theory of forms.< Less
Statesman (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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The Statesman, also known by its Latin title, Politicus, is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. The text describes a conversation among Socrates, the mathematician Theodorus, another person named... More > Socrates (referred to as "Young Socrates"), and an unnamed philosopher from Elea referred to as "the Stranger". It is ostensibly an attempt to arrive at a definition of "statesman," as opposed to "sophist" or "philosopher" and is presented as following the action of the Sophist.< Less
Philebus (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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The Philebus, composed between 360 and 347 BC, is among the last of the late Socratic dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Socrates is the primary speaker in Philebus, unlike in the... More > other late dialogues. The other speakers are Philebus and Protarchus. The dialogue's central question concerns the relative value of pleasure and knowledge, and produces a model for thinking about how complex structures are developed.< Less
Laws (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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The Laws is Plato's last and longest dialogue. The conversation depicted in the work's twelve books begins with the question of who is given the credit for establishing a civilization's laws. Its... More > musings on the ethics of government and law have established it as a classic of political philosophy alongside Plato's more widely read Republic.< Less
The First Alcibiades (Jowett Edition With Introduction) By Plato
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The first topic they enter is the essence of politics – war and peace. Socrates claims that people should fight on just grounds but he doubts that Alcibiades has got any knowledge about... More > justice. Prodded by Socrates’ questioning Alcibiades admits that he has never learned the nature of justice from a master nor has discovered it by himself.< Less
Epinomis, or Nocturnal Council By Plato
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The Epinomis is a dialogue attributed to Plato. The dialogue continues the discussion undertaken in Plato's Laws. The Nocturnal Council's members are "the counterpart of the guardians in the... More > Republic who are said to be the true philosophers".< Less
Euthrypho (Jowett Edition With Introduction and Analysis) By Plato
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Euthyphro ("Euthuphron": right-minded or sincere) is one of Plato's early dialogues, dated to after 399 BC. Taking place during the weeks leading up to Socrates' trial, the dialogue... More > features Socrates and Euthyphro, a religious expert also mentioned at Cratylus 396a and 396d, attempting to define piety or holiness.< Less
Rival Lovers By Plato
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The rival erastai of the title are a devotee of wrestling and athletics, who disparages philosophy as shameful nonsense, and a young man who cultivates mousike (a term embracing music, poetry, and... More > philosophy). As the dialogue opens, they are quarrelling, at a grammarian's school in the presence of the boy they love and of other boys and young men, over the question whether philosophizing is noble and admirable (kalon).< Less

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The Auctioneer's Apprentice  A Parable For Living An Abundant Life The Auctioneer's... By Chad Coe
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