Phaedrus

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., May 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 88 pages
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Phaedrus, authored by Plato, is a dialogue between Socrates, a protagonist and Phaedrus, an interlocutor. Written around the same time as Plato's major works including Republic and Symposium, Phaedrus focuses on the important topic of love and discusses the use of rhetoric while also touching on other similar subjects including reincarnation and eroticism. This is an excellent book for those who are interested in the major works of Plato and also those just starting to discover Plato's writings.
  

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User Review  - Realini - Goodreads

Phaedrus by Plato This is a very beautiful work, by one of the greatest men who walked this earth. Is it better to choose someone who loves you? Or to associate with another, who does not love you? I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Read inside The Rhetorical Tradition As with Gorgias, this is Plato's treatise on rhetoric. This version focuses on what good rhetoric is supposed to be as opposed to what bad rhetoric was shaped as in Gorgias. As before, there are flaws, but it is still engaging. If you like that sort of thing. Read full review

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Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's stepfather. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

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