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The Allegory of the Cave By Plato
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most elegant and important metaphors in Western philosophy. It is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the... More > latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms. This new digital edition of The Allegory of the Cave includes an image gallery.< Less
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The Meno By plato
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This Dialogue begins abruptly with a question of Meno, who asks, 'whether virtue can be taught.' Socrates replies that he does not as yet know what virtue is, and has never known anyone who did.
Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates (Illustrated) By Plato
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Plato's brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by reading his Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and other works that are ascribed to him are considered spurious. Plato... More > is thought to have lectured at the Academy, although the pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty. They have historically been used to teach philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which he wrote.< Less
The Republic By Plato
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Plato (423 BC[] – 347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution... More > of higher learning in the Western world. The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man.It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. Kean guides , great books at a reasonable price.< Less
Cratylus By Plato
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Cratylus (/krəˈtaɪləs/; Ancient Greek: Κρατύλος, Kratylos) was an ancient Athenian philosopher from the mid-late 5th century... More > BCE, known mostly through his portrayal in Plato's dialogue Cratylus. He was a radical proponent of Heraclitean philosophy and influenced the young Plato.Little is known of Cratylus beyond his status as a disciple of Heraclitus of Ephesus, Asia Minor. Modern biographers have not reached consensus on his approximate date of birth, arguing alternately for an age comparable either to Plato or Socrates. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Critias [360 B.C] The Only Known Ancient Account of Atlantis By By Plato
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This is the dialog of Plato which contains the only known ancient account of Atlantis. If you have only read out-of-context excerpts, you should read this short document in its entirety and make up... More > your own mind whether Plato meant the tale literally or as part of an allegory about an ideal society (as Critias implies early on in the dialog, refer to: "All that is said by any of us can only be imitation and representation."). This is a classic text and one which is of broad interest to many.< Less
Symposium By Plato
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Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in later day interpretations) is the origin of... More > the concept of Platonic love. Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Each man must deliver an encomium, a speech in praise of Love (Eros). The party takes place at the house of the tragedian Agathon in Athens. Socrates in his speech asserts that the highest purpose of love is to become a philosopher or, literally, a lover of wisdom. The dialogue has been used as a source by social historians seeking to throw light on life in ancient Athens, in particular upon sexual behavior, and the symposium as an institution.< Less
Five Dialogues By Plato
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One of Plato's most enduring works, Five Dialogues (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno and Phaedo) punctuates the key moments in Socrates' life, from his trial to his death, with timeless philosophical... More > debates about law, love, virtue, ethics and the meaning of life.< Less
The Republic (Illustrated) By Plato
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“The Republic” by Plato is one of the first and most important works in political philosophy and political science. Most of the current political ideologies, theories and state structures... More > follow the recommendations and ideas which were first expressed through this work. This is an illustrated version of the original work by the author.< Less

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