Early Socratic Dialogues

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 30, 2005 - Philosophy - 399 pages
Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato’s philosophy.

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Commentary in this Penguin edition is maddening. Constantly interrupting and pre-empting the dialogue while managing to bring relatively little to the table, it's the equivalent of watching a film ... Read full review

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Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.


Trevor J. Saunders has translated many volumes of Plato for the Penguin Classics.
Trevor J. Saunders has translated many volumes of Plato for the Penguin Classics.
Trevor J. Saunders has translated many volumes of Plato for the Penguin Classics.

Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.

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