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Major Works: Ancient Philosophy

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  1. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Plato and the English Romantics (RLE: Plato)

    By E Douka Kabitoglou

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book tackles the problematic relationship between Platonic philosophy and Romantic poetry, between the intellect and the emotions. Drawing on contemporary critical theory, especially hermeneutics and deconstruction, the author shows that a dialogue between thinking and poetizing is possible....

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Plato's Use of Fallacy (RLE: Plato)

    A Study of the Euthydemus and some Other Dialogues

    By Rosamond K Sprague

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    There are many fallacious arguments in the dialogues of Plato. The author argues that Plato was fully conscious of the fallacious character of at least an important number of these arguments and that he sometimes made deliberate use of fallacy as an indirect means of setting forth certain of his...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Message of Plato (RLE: Plato)

    A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

    By Edward J Urwick

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Edward Urwick’s original work draws upon Plato’s best known work, the Republic, to provide a new interpretation of Plato’s teaching based upon Indian religious thought. Most scholars have sought to interpret the Republic from the standpoint of politics, ethics, and metaphysics and indeed the...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book explores the life-history of the individual within the context of Plato’s social thought. The author examines Plato’s treatment of the principal crises in an individual life - birth, educational selection, sex, the individual’s contract with society, old age, death, and life...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Plato 's Metaphysics of Education (RLE: Plato)

    By Samuel Scolnicov

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This volume provides a comprehensive, learned and lively presentation of the whole range of Plato’s thought but with a particular emphasis upon how Plato developed his metaphysics with a view to supporting his deepest educational convictions. The author explores the relation of Plato’s...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    Edited by R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Did Plato abandon, or sharply modify, the Theory of Forms in later life? In the Phaedo, Symposium, and Republic it is generally agreed that Plato held that universals exist. But in Parmenides, he subjected that theory to criticism. If the criticism were valid, and Plato knew so, then the Parmenides...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Plato's Life and Thought (RLE: Plato)

    With a Translation of the Seventh Letter

    By R S Bluck

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    R. S. Bluck’s engaging volume provides an accessible introduction to the thought of Plato. In the first part of the book the author provides an account of the life of the philosopher, from Plato’s early years, through to the Academy, the first visit to Dionysius and the third visit to Syracuse, and...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge