Plato

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Philosophy - 177 pages
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No philosopher has equaled Plato for the imagination and creativity with which he engages readers and entices them to join in philosophical conversation. This brief survey introduces Plato’s many-sided and elusive genius in a way that is both stimulating and accessible. In ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and theory of knowledge, Plato’s wide-ranging, bold, and influential ideas continue to challenge, provoke, and inspire us today.

 

 

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A glimpse of Plato's life and thought is exposed by Julia Annas with clarity and in a readable way. The philosopher early life, his background and his contemporaries in the philosophical endeavor give ... Read full review

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Contents

Arguing with Plato
1
Platos Name and Other Matters
17
Drama Fiction and the Elusive Author
39
Love Sex Gender and Philosophy
67
Virtue in Me and in My Society
81
My Soul and Myself
101
The Nature of Things
125
REFERENCES
155
FURTHER READING
159
INDEX
161
PICTURE CREDITS
175
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Julia Annas is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, having also taught at the University of Oxford and Columbia University. She has published eleven books on a wide variety of topics in ancient philosophy--particularly epistemology, philosophy of the mind, and ethics.

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