9780534576080

On Plato

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534576080

  • ISBN10:

    0534576087

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-20
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

This brief text assists students in understanding Plato's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON PLATO is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher better enabling students to engage in the reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

Table of Contents

Preface i
Introduction 1(10)
Plato's Life and Times
11(21)
Life in 5th and 4th century Athens
16(16)
The Polis
16(1)
War
17(2)
Greek Education
19(5)
Rhetoric - Part I
24(4)
Religion
28(4)
Philosophy
32(37)
Death
34(11)
Life
45(12)
Rhetoric - Part II
57(12)
The Medium of the Dialogue
69(23)
Literary Background
70(3)
Frames and Settings
73(3)
Conversation
76(6)
Stories and Myths
82(3)
Socratic Irony
85(7)
Selected Bibliography 92

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