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The Resource Understanding Plato

Understanding Plato

Label
Understanding Plato
Title
Understanding Plato
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This incisive book fills the longstanding need for a sound, reliable, and balanced guide to the whole of Plato's philosophical work. Melling describes the different stages in Plato's philosophical development, introduces his different methods and styles of philosophy, and explains why the debates were important then and what sense we can make of them now. Against the background of the ancient Greek world, Melling illuminates Plato the man, his writings, and, above all, why his ideas should be considered important two thousand years after his death
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Melling, David J
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
OPUS books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Plato
  • PlatÃo
  • Platon
Label
Understanding Plato
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plato's life and background -- Plato's writings -- Early dialogues : the Laches -- Can virtue be taught : the Protgoras -- Philosopher and anti-philosopher : the rhetor -- Learning and recollection : the Meno -- Preparing the soul for death : the Phaedo -- The ideal polis -- Educating the ruling class -- The theory of Forms or Ideas -- Problems with Ideas : the Parmenides -- The nature of knowledge : the Theaetetus -- The later dialectic : the Sophist and the Statesman -- The living world and the God who made it -- Plato's last word : the Laws
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780192891167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Understanding Plato
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plato's life and background -- Plato's writings -- Early dialogues : the Laches -- Can virtue be taught : the Protgoras -- Philosopher and anti-philosopher : the rhetor -- Learning and recollection : the Meno -- Preparing the soul for death : the Phaedo -- The ideal polis -- Educating the ruling class -- The theory of Forms or Ideas -- Problems with Ideas : the Parmenides -- The nature of knowledge : the Theaetetus -- The later dialectic : the Sophist and the Statesman -- The living world and the God who made it -- Plato's last word : the Laws
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780192891167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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