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Early Socratic Dialogues by Plato
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Early Socratic Dialogues (1987)

by Plato

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Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.… (more)

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Commentary in this Penguin edition is maddening. Constantly interrupting and pre-empting the dialogue while managing to bring relatively little to the table, it's the equivalent of watching a film with someone who's constantly gabbing on about 'oh! I love this bit - this is where they...' until you just want to smother them. ( )
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Saunders, Trevor J.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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EDITOR'S PREFACE
Each contributor to this volume has attempted to translate Plato's subtle and elusive Greek into clear and idiomatic English; beyond this minimum requirement I have not sought to impose any uniformity of style.
INTRODUCTION TO SOCRATES
I. Childish Questions
'Mummy, why can't we have yesterday again?'
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