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Five Dialogues Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

ISBN-10: 0872206335

ISBN-13: 9780872206335

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Plat�, G. M. A. Grube, John M. Cooper

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This second edition of 'Five Dialogues' presents Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for 'Plato: Complete Works'. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.
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Book details

List price: $9.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
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 rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

John M. Cooper is the Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is the general editor of the authoritative English-language edition of Plato's complete writings, and the author of "Reason and Emotion" and "Knowledge, Nature, and the Good "(both Princeton), among other books.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Euthyphro
Apology
Crito
Meno
Phaedo
Suggestions for Further Reading