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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 937 works in 3,372 publications in 5 languages and 103,044 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Rules  Legislative materials  Controversial literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra, Correspondent, Commentator for written text, Recipient, în
Classifications: JC71, 184
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The republic by Plato( )

140 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often ranked as the greatest of Plato's many remarkable writings, this celebrated philosophical work of the fourth century BC contemplates the elements of an ideal state, serving as the forerunner for such other classics of political thought as Cicero's De Republica, St. Augustine's City of God, and Thomas More's Utopia. Written in the form of a dialog in which Socrates questions his students and fellow citizens, The Republic concerns itself chiefly with the question, "What is justice?" as well as Plato's theory of ideas and his conception of the philosopher's role in society. To explore the latter, he invents the allegory of the cave to illustrate his notion that ordinary men are like prisoners in a cave, observing only the shadows of things, while philosophers are those who venture outside the cave and see things as they really are, and whose task it is to return to the cave and tell the truth about what they have seen. This dynamic metaphor expresses at once the eternal conflict between the world of the senses (the cave) and the world of ideas (the world outside the cave), and the philosopher's role as mediator between the two
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( )

51 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allegory of the Cave by Plato from The Republic by Plato and translated by Benjamin Jowett. The Allegory of the Cave or Plato's Cave was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature". It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter. The allegory is presented after the analogy of the sun and the analogy of the divided line. All three are characterized in relation to dialectic at the end of Books VII and VIII. Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality. Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners. -- back cover
The dialogues of Plato by Platón( )

91 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in English and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current text provides an English translation of six works from Plato. Jowett provides translations, introductions, and analyses to Gorgias, Philebus, Parmenides, Theatetus, Sophist, and Statesman." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Protagoras by Plato( )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it
Symposium by Plato( )

51 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and held by 2,233 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
The laws by Plato( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,106 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 Platón( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,100 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
Cratylus by Platón( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,957 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 Platón( )

15 editions published between 1871 and 2017 in English and held by 1,948 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
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

18 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,940 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
Sophist by Plato( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 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
Euthydemus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Introduction: ""Neglected for ages by Plato scholars, the Euthydemus has in recent years attracted renewed attention.  The dialogue, in which Socrates converses with two sophists whose techniques of verbal manipulation utterly disengage language from any grounding in stable meaning or reality, is in many ways a dialogue for our times. Contemporary questions of language and power permeate the speech and action of the dialogue. The two sophists-Euthydemus and his brother Dionysodorus-explicitly question whether speech has any connection to truth and specifically whether anything can be
Parmenides by Plato( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact
Critias by Platón( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 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( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,915 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
Phaedrus by Platón( )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato's Republic and Symposium; with those two texts, it is often considered one of Plato's literary high points. Although ostensibly about the topic of love, the discussion in the dialogue revolves around the art of rhetoric and how it should be practiced, and dwells on subjects as diverse as reincarnation and erotic love. - Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Menexenus by Platón( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue between Socrates and Menexenus (not to be confused with Socrates's son Menexenus). Most of the dialogue consists of a funeral oration"--Provided by publisher
Gorgias by Plato( )

23 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 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
Laches by Plato( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The republic
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The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of PlatoThe dialogues of PlatoProtagorasSymposiumThe lawsTimaeusCratylusPhilebus
Alternative Names
Benjamin Jowett Brits auteur

Benjamin Jowett englischer Theologe und Philologe

Benjaminas Jovetas

Jourett, Benjamin 1817-1893

Jowett.

Jowett 1817-1893

Jowett B.

Jowett, B. 1817-1893

Jowett, William

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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