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Major Works: Ancient Philosophy

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  1. New Essays on Plato and Aristotle (RLE: Plato)

    Edited by Renford Bambrough

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    What can the study of the history of ancient philosophy bring to the study of contemporary philosophical problems and questions? In New Essays on Plato and Aristotle eight distinguished philosophers address topics in Greek philosophy that are connected with current philosophical issues. All the...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 September 9th 2012 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Plato and His Contemporaries (RLE: Plato)

    A Study in Fourth Century Life and Thought

    By G C Field

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book helps understand Plato’s writings by describing the circumstances in which they were produced. The author begins with an account of Plato’s life and development and a brief analysis of some of the more difficult points arising from the criticism of Plato’s writings. The remainder of the...

    Published September 9th 2012 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato)

    Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality

    By I M Crombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 2 deals with more technical philosophical topics, including the theory of knowledge, philosophy of nature, and the methodology of science and philosophy. Each volume is self-contained....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge