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Plato Meno and Phaedo

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ISBN-10: 0521676770

ISBN-13: 9780521676779

Edition: 2010

Authors: Plat�, David Sedley, Alex Long

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for…    

Alex Long is RCUK Fellow in Post-Classical Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He has previously published articles on Presocratic and Platonic philosophy.

Preface
Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
Meno
Phaedo
Index