Plato’s Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book by Angie Hobbs

Plato’s Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book (The Ladybird Expert) by Angie Hobbs
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Overview: – Why do humans form societies and what is needed for them to thrive?
– How can women’s potential be actualized?
– How can we protect ourselves from demagogues and tyrants?
IMMERSE yourself in the strikingly relevant questions of Plato’s influential dialogue, exploring the age old dilemma: Why should I be just? What is a just society, and how can it be created?
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Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato’s Republic is the essential introduction to a text that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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Plato And The Stoics

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The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle by James Warren

The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists by James Warren
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Overview: Human lives are full of pleasures and pains. And humans are creatures that are able to think: to learn, understand, remember and recall, plan and anticipate. Ancient philosophers were interested in both of these facts and, what is more, were interested in how these two facts are related to one another. There appear to be, after all, pleasures and pains associated with learning and inquiring, recollecting and anticipating. We enjoy finding something out. We are pained to discover that a belief we hold is false. We can think back and enjoy or be upset by recalling past events. And we can plan for and enjoy imagining pleasures yet to come. This book is about what Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans and the Cyrenaics had to say about these relationships between pleasure and reason.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Plato: And The Other Companions Of Sokrates by George Grote

Plato: And The Other Companions Of Sokrates, Volume 1 by George Grote
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Overview: Present work is intended as a sequel and supplement to my History of Greece. It describes a portion of Hellenic philosophy: it dwells upon eminent individuals, enquiring, theorising, reasoning, confuting, &c., as contrasted with those collective political and social manifestations which form the matter of history, and which the modern writer gathers from Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon.

Both Sokrates and Plato, indeed, are interesting characters in history as well as in philosophy. Under the former aspect, they were described by me in my former work as copiously as its general purpose would allow. But it is impossible to do justice to either of them – above all, to Plato, with his extreme variety and abundance – except in a book of which philosophy is the principal subject, and history only the accessory.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Play of Character in Plato’s Dialogues by Ruby Blondell

The Play of Character in Plato’s Dialogues by Ruby Blondell
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Overview: This book attempts to bridge the gulf that still exists between ‘literary’ and ‘philosophical’ interpreters of Plato by looking at his use of characterization. Characterization is intrinsic to dramatic form and a concern with human character in an ethical sense pervades the dialogues on the discursive level. Form and content are further reciprocally related through Plato’s discursive preoccupation with literary characterization. Two opening chapters examine the methodological issues involved in reading Plato ‘as drama’ and a set of questions surrounding Greek ‘character’ words (especially ethos), including ancient Greek views about the influence of dramatic character on an audience. The figure of Sokrates qua Platonic ‘hero’ also receives preliminary discussion. The remaining chapters offer close readings of select dialogues, chosen to show the wide range of ways in which Plato uses his characters, with special emphasis on the kaleidoscopic figure of Sokrates and on Plato’s own relationship to his ‘dramatic’ hero.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History Ancient Philosophy, Classical Literature, Classical Studies

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Plato by Robert W. Hall

Plato by Robert W. Hall (Geraint Parry, Editor)
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Overview: First published in 1981 this unique study discusses the evolution of Plato’s thought through the actual developments in Athenian democracy, the book also demonstrates Plato’s continuing responses to changes in political theory and argues for a new understanding of Plato’s goals for the state and his ultimate concern for the moral well-being of the citizens.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Plato’s Republic

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Plato’s Republic

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Plato’s Philosophy of Science


Plato’s Philosophy of Science
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Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought (Adams 101)

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Quality: From Plato to Performance

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Plato’s Socrates, Philosophy and Education by James M. Magrini

Plato’s Socrates, Philosophy and Education by James M. Magrini
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Overview: This book develops for the readers Plato’s Socrates’ non-formalized “philosophical practice” of learning-through-questioning in the company of others. In doing so, the writer confronts Plato’s Socrates, in the words of John Dewey, as the “dramatic, restless, cooperatively inquiring philosopher" of the dialogues, whose view of education and learning is unique: (1) It is focused on actively pursuing a form of philosophical understanding irreducible to truth of a propositional nature, which defies “transfer” from practitioner to pupil; (2) It embraces the perennial “on-the-wayness” of education and learning in that to interrogate the virtues, or the “good life,” through the practice of the dialectic, is to continually renew the quest for a deeper understanding of things by returning to, reevaluating and modifying the questions originally posed regarding the “good life.” Indeed Socratic philosophy is a life of questioning those aspects of existence that are most question-worthy; and (3) It accepts that learning is a process guided and structured by dialectic inquiry, and is already immanent within and possible only because of the unfolding of the process itself, i.e., learning is not a goal that somehow stands outside the dialectic as its end product, which indicates erroneously that the method or practice is disposable. For learning occurs only through continued, sustained communal dialogue.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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TTC – Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

TTC – Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues
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The Sacrifice of Socrates: Athens, Plato, and Girard: Studies in Violence, Mimesis, Culture [Audi…

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