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Sophist

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ISBN-10: 1492272337

ISBN-13: 9781492272335

Edition: N/A

Authors: Plato, Benjamin Jowett

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Sophist By Plato Translated by Benjamin Jowett Complete Edition The Sophist is a Platonic dialogue from the philosopher's late period, most likely written in 360 BC. Its main theme is to identify what a sophist is and how a sophist differs from a philosopher and statesman. Because each seems distinguished by a particular form of knowledge, the dialogue continues some of the lines of inquiry pursued in the epistemological dialogue, Theaetetus, which is said to have taken place the day before. Because the Sophist treats these matters, it is often taken to shed light on Plato's Theory of Forms and is compared with the Parmenides, which criticized what is often taken to be the theory of forms.…    
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List price: $7.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 8/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.748

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…