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Overview In Apology Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth; Phaedo Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Format: Compilation, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 4.75" Height: 5.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626342390 ISBN13 9789626342398
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More About Plato, Bruce Alexander & Jamie Glover
Plato, the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece, was born in Athens in 428 or 427 B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a character in many of his dialogues. He attended Socrates' trial and that traumatic experience may have led to his attempt to design an ideal society. Following the death of Socrates he travelled widely in search of learning. After twelve years he returned to Athens and founded his Academy, one of the earliest organized schools in western civilization. Among Plato's pupils was Aristotle. Some of Plato's other influences were Pythagoras, Anaxagoras, and Parmenides.
Plato wrote extensively and most of his writings survived. His works are in the form of dialogues, where several characters argue a topic by asking questions of each other. This form allows Plato to raise various points of view and let the reader decide which is valid. Plato expounded a form of dualism, where there is a world of ideal forms separate from the world of perception. The most famous exposition of this is his metaphor of the Cave, where people living in a cave are only able to see flickering shadows projected on the wall of the external reality. This influenced many later thinkers, particularly the Neoplatonists and the Gnostics, and is similar to views held by some schools of Hindu dualistic metaphysics.
Plato died in 347 B.C.E. In the middle ages he was eclipsed by Aristotle. His works were saved for posterity by Islamic scholars and reintroduced into the west in the Renaissance. Since then he has been a strong influence on philosophy, as well as natural and social science.
Plato lived in Athens. Plato was born in 428 and died in 347.
Plato has published or released items in the following series...
Barnes & Noble Classics
Bollingen Series (General)
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
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The Trial and Death of Socrates (3rd Edition) by Plato, John M. Cooper Oct 7, 2007
This purchase saved me a lot of money compared to the price in the campus bookstore.
Expensive Jun 8, 2007
Of the eight books I bought, it was the most expensive (cost per page) for all that I received. Although it was in great condition, so were some of the others.
In the name of Iran Apr 4, 2006
This book was pleseant to read because Socrates was accused of corrupting of young Greek people's mind. Socrates made mockery of his trial. Eventually, he was convicted and was order to drink poison to die.
The Trial and Death of Socrates Mar 21, 2006
I was totally pleased with the entire process. The book arrived surprisingly quickly and was in perfect condition.
The Trial and Death of Socrates Mar 9, 2006
This is a must for anyone who is interested in the writings of Plato and what little we know about Socrates. The footnotes provide excellent refrences to phrases, gods and place names that the average reader may not be familiar with.