. The reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because I think some of his dialogues are so complex they require a longer explanation than the page or so the editor gives as an introduction. All other editions make editorial decisions about what is and is not by Plato. Plato seems to have had a hunch that concepts had some out-of-this-world depth to them, but explained it by metaphysics instead of philosophy. Is the theory of Forms different from Parmenides in this text? Conclusion: Thus if one is, the one is all things and is not even one, both in relation to itself and, likewise, in relation to the others. One of Plato's big hobby horses was this thing about universals. Into the nine-tetralogies, followed by 8 spurious works, and ending with 18 epigrams.
These properties--pick your favorite, beauty, rectangularity, symmetry, etc. I recommend this book for anyone who plans to study Plato in-depth. As for the actual content of the text, there is no substitute. The translations are both readable and accurate. Fortunately, the introduction to this book proved to be a wonderful road map to the volume, with insight on how to read it. If you need it for school classes, definitely go with textbook.
In his introductory essay, John Cooper explains the presentation of these works, discusses questions concerning the chronology of their composition, comments on the dialogue form in which Plato wrote, and offers guidance on approaching the reading and study of Plato's works. This is perhaps the best order to read his dialogues in if you really want to read all them continuously. I also plan on revisiting Parmenides when I can find a good interpretive essay to help explain it. There's a reason why Plato's stuck around for so long. For me to be able to recognize a playing card, an iPhone, a laptop screen, and so on, as more or less rectangular means that these objects possess some abstract quality: rectangularity. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program Synopsis Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars--many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works attributed to Plato in antiquity. Of course, you can probably buy them all very cheaply in an eBook format now - but the hard-copy is easier to use if you are studying and therefore need to make cross references regularly.
People and works of art appear beautiful because they possess some basic quality or property: beauty. تاریخ آخرین خوانش: در مارس سال 1997 میلادی عنوان: آثار افلاطون؛ نویسنده: افلاطون؛ ا. The principal theme is the nature and limitations of rhetoric, and it also includes a discussion about the lovers and the soul. Hackett has lavished great care in the production of this volume: fine India paper, elegant typography, sewn binding, and cloth boards. Consumable items are filled out and completed. For a large book, the volume is actually pretty easy to wield, no more difficult than, say, it would be to handle a bible.
For me I found the quotes astounding thought provoking and would just get lost for hours then days reading off and on in the two books I purchased. Overall, I highly recommend this volume. You can just ignore him when he gets arcane. It is absolutely wonderful to have the world of Plato at one's fingertips; to flip through the dialogues and letters and definitions and just take in a few pages, perhaps going back and reading one entire if one finds it at all interesting. I had no idea what was what.
I cannot stress how important fresh translations are. How are the works arranged? If you don't mind setting your cup of tea on the cornerstone of western civilisation. There is no single translator for this volume, but rather a number of different translators. Another point of interest is the section on definitions, which is a dictionary of 185 important philosophical terms that developed throughout the Socratic era. I am not finished with Plato, but I think I will look at his works individually in editions that have longer explanations and more footnotes. The volume contains a good general introduction, and contains excellent, brief introductions prior to each work.
The intellect, understanding, belief and perception. In other words, the sophists taught people how to appear to know and speak eloquently about different subjects but not to have any knowledge about real subjects. Also included are concise introductions by Cooper and Hutchinson to each translation, meticulous annotation designed to serve both scholar and general reader, and a comprehensive index. On Socrates's interpretation, knowing yourself means having no pretense about what you actually know and being willing to learn what you don't know. This book is a godsend to me, since I teach courses on Plato and now no longer have to rely on previous, seriously flawed anthologies.
Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. It discusses the various harmonies and their effects. The idea is something like the following. In college I learned that 1 there is no truth, 2 every assertion is merely someone's perspective and 3 all meaningful inquiry involves a deconstruction of someone else's thoughts i. Definitely an edition made to last, and I would highly recommend it.
However, when introductions attempt to contextualize the text, explain the translation, or locate the text historically, they can be helpful. Throw in the tinge of gay erotica always around the corner many dialogues begin with Socrates admiring a brave young buck tossing a discus and you have a spicy, life-loving, humorous mixture. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. What about the process of writing, Socrates? He figured that all concepts had a real existence independent of human experience, that our ideas of goodness are approximations of real true goodness, our ideas of what a dog is approximations of true doggines. There are beautiful dialogs concerning the most profound questions anyone can ask. Etymology was a highly respected and philosophic study in ancient Greece; not so much today.