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Essential Dialogues of Plato
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Essential Dialogues of Plato, by Plato, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics-'series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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Plato is one of those world-famed individuals, his philosophy one of those world-renowned creations, whose influence, as regards the culture and development of the mind, has from its commencement down to the present time been all-important.
G'' G. W. F. Hegel

Western philosophy starts with Socrates and his student Plato. By way of the dialectic that evolved between master and student, Plato invented the philosophical method of inquiry and analysis, and became the first to use a logical framework to askG''and try to answerG''the eternal questions about ethics, politics, art, and life that still haunt humanity: Wh

Genre: Philosophy
Published: Oct 2005
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
ISBN13: 9781593082697
ISBN10: 159308269X
Co-Author: Benjamin Jowett
Editor: Pedro De Blas
Pages: 590