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The Essence of Plato's Philosophy

1st Edition

By Constantin Ritter


418 pages

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This book, first published in English in 1933, provides a detailed analysis of the life and concepts of the Greek philosopher Plato. The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy explores epistemology and ontology, the philosophy of nature, ethics and the philosophy of the state, and aesthetics and religion. This book will be of interest to students of philosophy.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface; Preface to the English Edition; Preface; Introduction; Part 1: The Dialogues of Plato’s Youth and Early Manhood to the Second Sicilian Journey; 1. The Ethical Content of the Early Dialogues 2. Ontology and Epistemology of the Early Dialogues; Part 2: The Dialogues of Later Years from the Second Sicilian Journey on (After 367); 1. Epistemology and Ontology on the Later Dialogues 2. Plato’s Logic 3. Plato’s Philosophy of Nature 4. The Practical Philosophy of the Later Dialogues 5. Plato’s Philosophy of Art 6. Plato’s Thoughts Concerning God; Index of Dialogues; Index of Proper Names; Index of Subjects

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical