Five Dialogues Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

ISBN-10: 0872206335
ISBN-13: 9780872206335
Authors: Plat�, G. M. A. Grube, John M. Cooper
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This second edition of 'Five Dialogues' presents Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for 'Plato: Complete Works'. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.

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Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for…    

John M. Cooper is the Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is the general editor of the authoritative English-language edition of Plato's complete writings, and the author of "Reason and Emotion" and "Knowledge, Nature, and the Good "(both Princeton), among other books.

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated Number of pages: 168 Dimensions: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall Weight: 0.550 lbs. Language: English