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Plato : a guide for the perplexed / Gerald A. Press.

Author/Creator:
Press, Gerald A. (Gerald Alan), 1945-
Publication:
London ; New York : Continuum, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:
Guides for the perplexed
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Subjects:
Plato.
Contents:
Plato's life and works
The contexts for interpreting Plato's dialogues
A brief history of Platonism and Plato interpretation
Dialogue form
Arguments and ideas, vision and doctrines
Fables, myths and stories
Irony and other forms of humour
Play and seriousness
Paradox
Platonic anonymity and the nature of Plato's philosophy
Persistent themes and Plato's vision
The platonic path to wisdom
How to read a Platonic dialogue
Summaries of the dialogues.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index.
ISBN:
9780826491770 (hbk.)
0826491774 (hbk.)
9780826491763 (pbk.)
0826491766 (pbk.)
OCLC:
122261725