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ISBN-10: 0872203492

ISBN-13: 9780872203495

Edition: 1997

Authors: Plato, John M. Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson

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List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1838
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
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…