Protagoras and Meno


Author: Plato
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928239
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Exploring the question of what exactly makes good people good, Protagoras and Meno are two of the most enjoyable and accessible of all of Plato's dialogues. Widely regarded as his finest dramatic work, the Protagoras, set during the golden age of Pericles, pits a youthful Socrates against the revered sophist Protagoras, whose brilliance and humanity make him one the most interesting and likeable of Socrates' philosophical opponents, and turns their encounter into a genuine and lively battle of minds. The Meno sees an older but ever ironic Socrates humbling a proud young aristocrat as they search for a clear understanding of what it is to be a good man, and setting out the startling idea that all human learning may be the recovery of knowledge already possessed by our immortal souls.

Gorgias


Author: Plato
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 153126672X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 238
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Plato, along with his teacher Socrates and student Aristotle, is one of the most famous and influential philosophers in history. Plato founded the Academy in Athens which greatly helped develop philosophy and he was also instrumental in the development of Western religion and spirituality. This edition of Gorgias includes a table of contents.

Plato: Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras


Author: Malcolm Schofield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546003
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Presented in the popular Cambridge Texts format are three early Platonic dialogues in a new English translation by Tom Griffith that combines elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they offer strikingly varied examples of Plato's critical encounter with the culture and politics of fifth and fourth century Athens. Nowhere does he engage more sharply and vigorously with the presuppositions of democracy. The Gorgias is a long and impassioned confrontation between Socrates and a succession of increasingly heated interlocutors about political rhetoric as an instrument of political power. The short Menexenus contains a pastiche of celebratory public oratory, illustrating its self-delusions. In the Protagoras, another important contribution to moral and political philosophy in its own right, Socrates takes on leading intellectuals (the 'sophists') of the later fifth century BC and their pretensions to knowledge. The dialogues are introduced and annotated by Malcolm Schofield, a leading authority on ancient Greek political philosophy.

Socrates and the Sophists

Plato's Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias and Cratylus
Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585105058
Category: Philosophy
Page: 234
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This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogue (Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

Two Comic Dialogues


Author: Plato,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780915145775
Category: Philosophy
Page: 87
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Together these two dialogues contain Plato’s most important work on poetry and beauty.

Formal Causes

Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought
Author: Michael T. Ferejohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019969530X
Category: History
Page: 211
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Michael T. Ferejohn presents a new analysis of Aristotle's theory of explanation and scientific knowledge, in the context of its Socratic roots. Ferejohn shows how Aristotle resolves the tension between his commitment to the formal-case model of explanation and his recognition of the role of efficient causes in explaining natural phenomena.

Laches ; And, Charmides


Author: Plato,Rosamond Kent Sprague
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201347
Category: Philosophy
Page: 102
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Rosamond Kent Sprague’s translations of the Laches and Charmides are highly regarded, and relied on, for their lucidity and philosophical acuity. This edition includes notes by Sprague and an updated bibliography.

Dialogues of Plato

Containing the Apology of Socrates, Crito, Phaedo, and Protagoras
Author: Plato
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
Page: 208
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Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy

From Thales to Aristotle
Author: S. Marc Cohen,Patricia Curd,C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624665349
Category: Philosophy
Page: 736
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Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy."* More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind. It is now stronger than ever: The Fifth Edition of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy features a completely revised Aristotle unit, with new translations, as well as a newly revised glossary. The Plato unit offers new translations of the Meno and Republic. In the latter, indirect dialogue is cast into direct dialogue for greater readability. The Presocratics unit has been re-edited and streamlined, and the pages of every unit have been completely reset. * APA Newsletter for Teaching Philosophy

A Presocratics Reader (Second Edition)

Selected Fragments and Testimonia
Author: Patricia Curd,Richard D. McKirahan
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846085
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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Building on the virtues that made the first edition of "A Presocratics Reader" -- the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists -- this second edition offers even more value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates. With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further reading, and more, the second edition draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more, a remarkably rich period in Presocratic studies. At the volume's core, as ever, are the fragments themselves but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations.

Readings in Classical Political Thought


Author: Peter J. Steinberger
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205123
Category: Political Science
Page: 625
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Designed to include all of the texts from Presocratics through Machiavelli likely to be read in an undergraduate course on classical political thought, this anthology has at its core generous selections from Plato and Aristotle. Building on this core is a sufficiently diverse and substantial selection of texts from other writers--including Thucydides and the Sophists--to allow for inquiry into the variety of Classical Greek approaches to politics, as well as into Roman, Medieval and Renaissance developments of the classical tradition. Preeminent translations and the editor’s own thoughtful introductions further distinguish this unique anthology.

Complete Works


Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872203495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1808
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Gathers translations of Plato's works and includes guidance on approaching their reading and study

The Trials of Socrates

Six Classic Texts
Author: C. D. C. Reeve,Plato,Aristophanes,Xenophon
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205895
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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This unique and expertly annotated collection of the classic accounts of Socrates left by Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon features new translations of Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from Phaedo by C. D. C. Reeve, Peter Meineck's translation of Clouds, and James Doyle's translation of Apology of Socrates.

Utilitarianism and Other Essays


Author: Jeremy Bentham,John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908211
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Plato’s Protagoras

Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry
Author: Olof Pettersson,Vigdis Songe-Møller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319455850
Category: Philosophy
Page: 235
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This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato’s Protagoras. International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice – called philosophy – and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato’s dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level. While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates’ preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras’ method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability? This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.

Philosophy Before Socrates (Second Edition): An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

An Introduction with Texts and Commentary
Author: Richard D. McKirahan
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846123
Category: Philosophy
Page: 512
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Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan's Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of Presocratic and Sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present. In its second edition, this work has been updated and expanded to reflect important new discoveries and the most recent scholarship. Changes and additions have been made throughout, the most significant of which are found in the chapters on the Pythagoreans, Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles, and the new chapter on Philolaus. The translations of some passages have been revised, as have some interpretations and discussions. A new Appendix provides translations of three Hippocratic writings and the Derveni papyrus.

On Kingship: To the King of Cyprus


Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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As I was turning over in my mind what I might present to Your Majesty as a gift at once worthy of Your Royal Highness and befitting my profession and office, it seemed to me a highly appropriate offering that, for a king, I should write a book on kingship, in which, so far as my ability permits, I should carefully expound, according to the authority of Holy Writ and the teachings of the philosophers as well as the practice of worthy princes, both the origin of kingly government and the things which pertain to the office of a king, relying for the beginning, progress and accomplishment of this work, on the help of Him, Who is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, through Whom kings rule, God the Mighty Lord, King great above all gods.

Phaedrus


Author: Plato
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 163209794X
Category: Fiction
Page: 111
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Phaedrus", by Plato, is a discussion between Socrates, and Phaedrus as Socrates is in prison awaiting execution.

The Meno of Plato


Author: Plato
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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