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1st Edition

Plato: Critical Assessments

Edited By

Nicholas D. Smith

ISBN 9780415126052
Published April 21, 1998 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

The philosophy of Plato, universally acknowledged as the most important thinker of the Ancient World, is a major focus of contemporary attention - not only among philosophers, but also classicists and literary and political theorists. This set selects the best and most influential examples of Platonic scholarship published in English over the last fifty years, and adds translations of outstanding works published in other languages. It represents radically different scholarly approaches, and illuminates the key issues in the most hotly debated topics, including Plato's theory of the Forms and Platonic Erotics. It is especially concerned with the interpretations and major debates of philosophers of the Anglo-American schools over the last three decades.

Table of Contents

Volume One: Problems of Interpretation and Method
Volume Two: The Early Dialogues
Volume Three: The Middle Dialogues
Volume Four: The Late Dialogues

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