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Plato's World Man's Place in the Cosmos

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ISBN-10: 0226121224

ISBN-13: 9780226121222

Edition: 1995

Authors: Joseph Cropsey

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In this culmination of a lifetime's study, Joseph Cropsey examines the crucial relationship between Plato's conception of the nature of the universe and his moral and political thought. Cropsey interprets seven of Plato's dialogues--Theaetetus, Euthyphro, Sophist, Statesman, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo--in light of their dramatic consecutiveness and thus as a conceptual and dramatic whole. The cosmos depicted by Plato in these dialogues, Cropsey argues, is often unreasonable, and populated by human beings unaided by gods and dealt with equivocally by nature. Masterfully leading the reader through the seven scenes of the drama, Cropsey shows how they are, to an astonishing degree, concerned with the resources available to help us survive in such a world. This is a world--and a Plato--quite at odds with most other portraits. Much more than a summary of Plato's thinking, this book is an eloquent, sometimes amusing, often moving guide to the paradoxes and insights of Plato's philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/9/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Protagoras
Theaetetus
Euthyphro
Sophist
Statesman
Apology of Socrates
Crito
Phaedo Selective
Index of Names