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Parmenides

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ISBN-10: 1406558605

ISBN-13: 9781406558609

Edition: N/A

Authors: Plato, Benjamin Jowett

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List price: $13.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
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…