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Why Plato Wrote

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ISBN-10: 1118454391

ISBN-13: 9781118454398

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Danielle S. Allen

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Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world’s first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world’s first think–tank activist and message man. Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics Offers accessible discussions of Plato’s philosophy of language and political theory Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Prologue: Why Think about Plato?
Why Plato Wrote
Who Was Plato?
The Importance of Symbols in Human Life
The Philosopher as Model-Maker
The Philosopher as Shadow-Maker
What Plato Wrote
How Plato Lived
What Plato Did
The Case for Influence
Culture War Emergent
Culture War Concluded
Epilogue: And to My Colleagues
The Relationship between Paradigms and Forms
A Second Tri-partite Division of the Soul?
Miso- Compounds in Greek Literature
Further Reading