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Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

David Rankin
June 10, 2014

This book explores the life-history of the individual within the context of Plato’s social thought. The author examines Plato’s treatment of the principal crises in an individual life - birth, educational selection, sex, the individual’s contract with society, old age, death, and life...

The Message of Plato (RLE: Plato): A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

The Message of Plato (RLE: Plato): A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

1st Edition

Edward J Urwick
June 10, 2014

Edward Urwick’s original work draws upon Plato’s best known work, the Republic, to provide a new interpretation of Plato’s teaching based upon Indian religious thought. Most scholars have sought to interpret the Republic from the standpoint of politics, ethics, and metaphysics and indeed the...

Plato and the English Romantics (RLE: Plato)

Plato and the English Romantics (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

E Douka Kabitoglou
June 10, 2014

This book tackles the problematic relationship between Platonic philosophy and Romantic poetry, between the intellect and the emotions. Drawing on contemporary critical theory, especially hermeneutics and deconstruction, the author shows that a dialogue between thinking and poetizing is possible....

An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato): Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality

An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato): Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality

1st Edition

I M Crombie
June 10, 2014

Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 2 deals with more technical philosophical topics, including the theory of knowledge, philosophy of nature, and the methodology of science and philosophy. Each volume is self-contained....

Plato's Use of Fallacy (RLE: Plato): A Study of the Euthydemus and some Other Dialogues

Plato's Use of Fallacy (RLE: Plato): A Study of the Euthydemus and some Other Dialogues

1st Edition

Rosamond K Sprague
June 10, 2014

There are many fallacious arguments in the dialogues of Plato. The author argues that Plato was fully conscious of the fallacious character of at least an important number of these arguments and that he sometimes made deliberate use of fallacy as an indirect means of setting forth certain of his...

Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

R E Allen
April 28, 2014

Did Plato abandon, or sharply modify, the Theory of Forms in later life? In the Phaedo, Symposium, and Republic it is generally agreed that Plato held that universals exist. But in Parmenides, he subjected that theory to criticism. If the criticism were valid, and Plato knew so, then the Parmenides...

Plato: The Man and His Work (RLE: Plato)

Plato: The Man and His Work (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

A E Taylor
March 10, 2014

This book provides an introduction to Plato’s work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life. In particular, it tells the reader just what Plato says, and makes no attempt to force a system on the Platonic text or to trim Plato’s works to suit...

Plato Today (RLE: Plato)

Plato Today (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

R H S Crossman
March 10, 2014

Plato was born around 2,500 years ago. He lived in a small city-state in Greece and busied himself with the problems of his fellow Greeks, a people living in scattered cities around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. In all he tried to do for the Greeks he failed. Why, then, should people in the...

Unity and Development in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

Unity and Development in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

William Prior
March 10, 2014

Studies of Plato’s metaphysics have tended to emphasise either the radical change between the early Theory of Forms and the late doctrines of the Timaeus and the Sophist, or to insist on a unity of approach that is unchanged throughout Plato’s career. The author lays out an alternative approach....

Plato's Euthyphro and the Earlier Theory of Forms (RLE: Plato): A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

Plato's Euthyphro and the Earlier Theory of Forms (RLE: Plato): A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

1st Edition

R E Allen
March 10, 2014

Plato’s Euthyphro is important because it gives an excellent example of Socratic dialogue in operation and of the connection of that dialectic with Plato’s earlier theory of Forms. Professor Allen’s edition of the dialogue provides a translation with interspersed commentary, aimed both at helping...

Plato: The Midwife's Apprentice (RLE: Plato)

Plato: The Midwife's Apprentice (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

I M Crombie
March 10, 2014

In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates is portrayed as a midwife to the intellect, a metaphor for his task as a dialectician as he seeks to help give birth to wisdom. Thus it is that the author refers to Plato as the midwife’s apprentice. This volume represents an attempt to provide a more manageable...

Plato: Timaeus and Critias (RLE: Plato)

Plato: Timaeus and Critias (RLE: Plato)

1st Edition

A E Taylor
March 10, 2014

Plato’s Timaeus was his only cosmological dialogue and for almost thirteen hundred years it provided the basis in the West for educated people’s general view of the natural world. The author provides a translation of this important work, together with the Critias – the source of the legendary tale...

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