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  1. Plato: The Man and His Work (RLE: Plato)

    By A E Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book provides an introduction to Plato’s work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life. In particular, it tells the reader just what Plato says, and makes no attempt to force a system on the Platonic text or to trim Plato’s works to suit...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Plato Today (RLE: Plato)

    By R H S Crossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato was born around 2,500 years ago. He lived in a small city-state in Greece and busied himself with the problems of his fellow Greeks, a people living in scattered cities around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. In all he tried to do for the Greeks he failed. Why, then, should people in the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Unity and Development in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    By William Prior

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Studies of Plato’s metaphysics have tended to emphasise either the radical change between the early Theory of Forms and the late doctrines of the Timaeus and the Sophist, or to insist on a unity of approach that is unchanged throughout Plato’s career. The author lays out an alternative approach....

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Plato's Euthyphro and the Earlier Theory of Forms (RLE: Plato)

    A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

    By R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato’s Euthyphro is important because it gives an excellent example of Socratic dialogue in operation and of the connection of that dialectic with Plato’s earlier theory of Forms. Professor Allen’s edition of the dialogue provides a translation with interspersed commentary, aimed both at helping...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Plato: The Midwife's Apprentice (RLE: Plato)

    By I M Crombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates is portrayed as a midwife to the intellect, a metaphor for his task as a dialectician as he seeks to help give birth to wisdom. Thus it is that the author refers to Plato as the midwife’s apprentice. This volume represents an attempt to provide a more manageable...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Plato: Timaeus and Critias (RLE: Plato)

    By A E Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato’s Timaeus was his only cosmological dialogue and for almost thirteen hundred years it provided the basis in the West for educated people’s general view of the natural world. The author provides a translation of this important work, together with the Critias – the source of the legendary tale...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Greek Aesthetic Theory (RLE: Plato)

    By J G Warry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book provides a clear and informed account of aesthetic and callistic concepts as they occur in the works of Plato and Aristotle. The author illustrates their ideas on art and beauty by close reference to their texts and finds a profound similarity which unites them, revealing many of their...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. An Examination of Plato's Doctrines (RLE: Plato)

    Volume 1 Plato on Man and Society

    By I M Crombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 1 contains topics of more general interest and is mainly concerned with what Plato has to say in the fields of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Plato and Hegel (RLE: Plato)

    Two Modes of Philosophizing about Politics

    By Gary Browning

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Hegel and Plato are united as political theorists by the convergence of their philosophical aspirations. But their political writings manifest the general disparities involved in their particular ways of seeking to fulfil these aspirations. Professor Browning compares the political thought of Plato...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Plato and Socrates (RLE: Plato)

    A Comprehensive Bibliography 1958-1973.

    By Richard McKirahan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This valuable work of reference provides a comprehensive bibliography on all scholarly work that was published on Plato and Socrates during the years 1958-73. It thus forms an important addition to Harold Cherniss’s bibliography, which covered the years 1950-7. The author has sought to include all...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge