Plato for Beginners

Plato for Beginners

Book - 1998
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Plato For Beginners introduces the reader to Socrates, Plato?s mentor whose martyrdom led Plato to formulate a new system of knowledge based on reason. Socrates was found guilty and sentenced to death for refusing to recognize the gods of the State and for introducing other divinities. He was also found guilty of corrupting youth.
Plato For Beginners also covers the history of Greece as well as the life and ideas of this great philosopher and his influence over time, from early Christianity to the 20th Century. The reader learns what he meant by Truth, Beauty, and the Good. Classical dialogues such as Symposium, Phaedo, The Apology, and The Republic are all explored in the context of his time and our own.
Publisher: Danbury, CT : For Beginners : 1998
ISBN: 9781934389089
Branch Call Number: 184 P697cr
Characteristics: 153p illus


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Jun 18, 2016

A quick and easy read that outlines the lives of Plato and Socrates, as well as bits and pieces of the basics of their works.

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