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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published books in the subject of Plato — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Third City (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophy at War with Positivism

    By Borna Bebek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Third City, first published in 1982, offers an innovative response to the troubled relationship between Western philosophy, as it has been conducted since the Renaissance, and the everyday lives of the communities in which we live. Bebek contends that the model of philosophical reflection is to...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin

    By Erik van Ree

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result...

    Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Essence of Plato's Philosophy

    By Constantin Ritter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in English in 1933, provides a detailed analysis of the life and concepts of the Greek philosopher Plato. The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy explores epistemology and ontology, the philosophy of nature, ethics and the philosophy of the state, and aesthetics and religion....

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Plato's Meno In Focus

    Edited by Jane M. Day

    Series: Philosophers in Focus

    In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Gulley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato’s theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form in which the problem of knowledge first presented itself to Plato, the author then works...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religious Platonism

    The Influence of Religion on Plato and the Influence of Plato on Religion

    By James Kern Feibleman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    In Plato’s Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato’s thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

    By Nickolas Pappas

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero
    By Ari Kohen
    To Be Published August 21st 2015
  2. Rationality in Politics and its Limits
    Edited by Terry Nardin
    To Be Published December 9th 2015
  3. Flow and Flux in Plato’s Philosophy
    By Andrew J. Mason
    To Be Published February 29th 2016

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