Plato in 90 minutes

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Ivan R. Dee, Sep 25, 1996 - Philosophy - 85 pages
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Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone.

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Review: Plato in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Was a wrestler (Plato=broad) Student of Socrates, reason foreruuner of logic, time "moving image of eternity"; a just society will be a fine republic; the "cave"; set up first university Read full review

Review: Plato in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

User Review  - Timothy McNeil - Goodreads

Strathern doesn't bother to give The Republic the attention it deserves, deciding that more time spent on the history of the era better explains the philosophical contributions of Plato. I don't know if I agree with that, but I think (given how short these books are) he gets much accomplished. Read full review


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Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists

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