Plato

Plato

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2003
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This book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what we today call fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. It also looks at his discussions of love and philosophy, his attitude to women, and to homosexual love. It explores Plato's claim that virtue is sufficient for happiness and touches on his arguments for the immorality of the soul and his ideas about the nature of the universe.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780192802163
019280216X
Branch Call Number: 184 A613
Characteristics: 104 p. : ill. ; 18 cm

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Quite a good introduction but it helps if you have some knowledge of the Greek philosophers to begin with.

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maxharwood
Aug 25, 2015

An excellent overview of Plato's life and thought, including intriguing comments on his sexual preferences.

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