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Plato: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Edited by Nicholas D. Smith


408 pages

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Hardback: 9780415126052
pub: 1998-03-12
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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

About the Series

Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

This series includes a rich backlist of some of the most important and influential philosophers from throughout the ages – including works on Plato, Nietzsche, Socrates and Rene Descartes. The latest addition to the series covers Daniel Dennett – considered one of the most central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years.

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