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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 745 works in 3,140 publications in 6 languages and 99,409 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Utopian fiction  Biographies  Biography  Rules  History  Graphic novels  Study guides 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra, Correspondent, Illuminator, Recipient, Commentator for written text, în
Classifications: B358, 184
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The Republic by Plato( )

120 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Without doubt the greatest and most provocative work of political philosophy ever produced in the West, The Republic is here presented in the stately and melodious Jowett translation-a perfect mirror of the beauty of Plato's style. Beginning as an inquiry into justice as it operates in individuals, The Republic soon becomes an inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state. Are the masses really qualified to choose virtuous leaders? Should the rulers of a state receive a special education to prepare them to exercise power virtuously? What should such an education consist of? Should artists who do not use their gifts in a morally responsible way still be allowed a place in society? The Republic's answers to these and related questions make up a utopian (or, perhaps, dystopian) program that challenges many of the modern world's most dearly held assumptions-and leads us to reexamine and better understand those assumptions. --
Plato's Euthyphro by Plato( )

100 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: New national edition. I. The Republic, introduction and analysis.--II. The Republic.--III. The trial and death of Socrates.--IV. Charmides and other dialogues, Selections from the Laws
Symposium by Plato( )

56 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most famous works of literature in the Western world, Plato's Symposium is also one of the most entertaining. The scene is a dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor, Socrates - playfully discuss the nature of eros, or love. By turns earthly and sublime, the dialogue culminates with Socrates's famous account of the "ladder of love," an extended analysis of the many forms of eros. The evening ends with a speech by the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and powerful Athenian of the day, who insists on praising Socrates rather than love, offering up a brilliant character sketch of the enigmatic philosopher
Apology by Platón( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling defense of the brilliant philosopher's worldview, lifestyle, and teaching methods. A rewarding read for fans of philosophy and supporters of intellectual freedom
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

27 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in English and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )

62 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by the Estate of A.G. Charles
The laws by Plato( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the "dialogues" by the Greek philosopher and mathematician Plato, this meditation on the nature of culture contains much that sounds outmoded to modern ears---such as discussions on slavery and the proper place of women---yet it remains an insightful examination of questions that continue to trouble us today ... -- Publisher
Timaeus by Plato( )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole
Meno by Plato( )

32 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Dialogue begins abruptly with a question of Meno, who asks, 'whether virtue can be taught.' Socrates replies that he does not as yet know what virtue is, and has never known anyone who did. 'Then he cannot have met Gorgias when he was at Athens.' Yes, Socrates had met him, but he has a bad memory, and has forgotten what Gorgias said. Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? 'O yes-nothing easier: there is the virtue of a man, of a woman, of an old man, and of a child; there is a virtue of every age and state of life, all of which may be easily described.'
Crito by Plato( )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Crito seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state
Cratylus by Platón( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. Cratylus is of opinion that a name is either a true name or not a name at all. He is unable to conceive of degrees of imitation; a word is either the perfect expression of a thing, or a mere inarticulate sound. Of the real Cratylus we know nothing, except that he is recorded by Aristotle to have been the friend or teacher of Plato
Philebus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 1871 and 2008 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Seth Benardete focuses on the idea of the good in what is widely regarded as one of Plato's most challenging and complex dialogues, the Philebus. Traditionally the Philebus is interpreted as affirming the doctrine that the good resides in thought and mind rather than in pleasure or the body. Benardete challenges this view, arguing that Socrates vindicates the life of the mind over against the life of pleasure not by separating the two and advocating a strict asceticism, but by mixing pleasure and pain with mind in such a way that the philosophic life emerges as the only possible human life. Benardete combines a probing and challenging commentary that subtly mirrors and illumines the complexities of this dialogue with the finest English translation of the Philebus yet available. The result is a work that will be of great value to classicists, philosophers, and political theorists alike
Parmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's Parmenides by Plato( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue in which old Parmenides advises the youthful Socrates to argue by the Zenonian method. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
Euthydemus by Plato( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euthydemus (Euthydemos)", is a discussion between Plato, Socrates and two brothers, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus
Critias by Platón( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. This book provides a detailed description of Atlantis and its people as well as information about the ancient Athenians
Charmides, or temperance by Platón( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. This is a dialogue in which Socrates asks Charmids to explain his conception of the modesty which he possesses. The dialogue leads to a confession of ignorance
Sophist by Plato( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fluent and accurate new translation of the dialogue that, all of Plato's works, has seemed to speak most directly to the interests of contemporary analytical philosophers. White's extensive introduction explores the dialogue's center themes, its connection with related discussions in other dialogues, and its implication for the interpretation of Plato's metaphysics
Phaedrus by Plato( )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
Gorgias by Plato( )

23 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. In the Gorgias, as in nearly all the other dialogues of Plato, we are made aware that formal logic has as yet no existence. The dialogue naturally falls into three divisions, to which the three characters of Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles respectively correspond; and the form and manner change with the stages of the argument
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Plato( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover-title: Five great dialogues
 
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The Republic
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Plato's EuthyphroSymposiumApologyThe dialogues of PlatoThe lawsTimaeusMenoCratylus
Alternative Names
Benjamin Jowett Brits auteur

Benjamin Jowett englischer Theologe und Philologe

Benjaminas Jovetas

Jourett, Benjamin 1817-1893

Jowett.

Jowett, B.

Jowett, B. 1817-1893

Jowett, William 1817-1893

Бенджамін Джоўіт

Джоуитт, Бенджамин

بنیامین جاوت الهی‌دان، زبان‌شناس، و نویسنده بریتانیایی

조웨트, 벤자민 1817-1893

ベンジャミン・ジャウエット

本傑明·喬伊特

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