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Plato Within Your Grasp

by Brian Proffitt

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076455977X, Paperback)

Philosophy's greatest luminaries brought down to earth.

Plato Within Your Grasp offers fast, easy access to the life and works of the acknowledged father of Western philosophy. In fewer than 100 pages, you'll get all the essentials in everyday language. A short biographical sketch sets the scene, followed by chapters illuminating Plato's overall philosophy and his most important writings.

For students and lifelong learners seeking an entry point into this astonishingly diverse thinker's ideas, Plato Within Your Grasp is the springboard to enriched understanding.

Inside you'll find all the vital details, including:

Life
* Family and upbringing
* Influence of Socrates
* Athenian culture and society


Philosophy
* Overview of key works, themes, and impact
* Socratic, mature, and late periods
* Individual chapters on Apology and Meno
* Book-by-book explanation of The Republic


Additional Resources
* Tracking down Plato's major works
* Collections, biographies, and critical writings
* Plato on the Internet


Get a grip-Plato is within your grasp!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:59 -0400)

Plato (427?-347 BC), the protege of Socrates, was one of the Western world's earliest and most important philosophers A?? a thinker whose moral and political teachings still resonate today. This succinct guide covers Plato's complex ideas and counterintuitive arguments and offers chapter-length discussions of major dialogues such as Meno, Phaedo, and The Republic.… (more)

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