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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 947 works in 3,636 publications in 3 languages and 104,832 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Biographies  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  History  Essays  Correspondence  Academic theses  Controversial literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra, Correspondent, Former owner, în, Commentator for written text, Recipient
Classifications: JC71, 184
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The republic by Plato( )

153 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 6,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is justice? In Plato's Socratic dialogue, The Republic, the citizens of ancient Greece explore the world's most fundamental question. In search of an ideal civilization, Socrates leads Glaucon, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, and others in debates about various subjects, including justice, truth, class, and art. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy. The influential dialogues of The Republic helped shape all of Western literature and philosophical thought. It is as much a doctrine of ethics and politics now as it was for the ancient Greeks, and its dilemma remains: how to create a perfect society populated by very imperfect human beings.--Cover [page 4]
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( )

95 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,306 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)
The dialogues of Plato by Benjamin Jowett( )

115 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dialogues of Plato, written between 427 and 347 B.C., rank among the most important and influential works in Western thought. Most famous are the first four, in which Plato casts his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. Socrates' ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education.--
Apology by Plato( )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel . Apology here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word apologia) of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions. The Apology is divided into three parts. The first part is Socrates' own defense of himself and includes the most famous parts of the text, namely his recounting of the Oracle at Delphi and his cross-examination of Meletus. The second part is the verdict, and the third part is the sentencing
Protagoras by Plato( )

40 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protagoras is one of Plato's most entertaining dialogues. It represents Socrates at a gathering of the most celebrated and highest-earning intellectuals of the day, among them the sophist Protagoras. In flamboyant displays of both rhetoric and dialectic, Socrates and Protagoras try to out-argue one another. Their arguments range widely, from political theory to literary criticism, from education to the nature of cowardice; but in view throughout this literary and philosophical masterpiece are the questions of what part knowledge plays in a successful life, and how we may acquire the knowledge that makes for success
The laws by Plato( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,209 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
Meno by Plato( )

36 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important and influential Socratic dialogue addresses some of philosophy's most fundamental questions, including the definition of virtue and the nature and possibility of a priori (innate) knowledge. Jowett translation
Timaeus by Plato( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 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
Symposium by Plato( )

38 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and held by 2,041 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
Alcibiades II by Plato( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcibiades II" by Plato is a discussion between Socrates and Alcibiades about the corruption of the youth in Athens
Phaedrus by Plato( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,946 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
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

19 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,922 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
Cratylus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English 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 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
Lesser hippias by Plato( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophist by Plato( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 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
Philebus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 1871 and 2017 in English and held by 1,892 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
Crito by Plato( )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Crito presents the full text of this literary classic
Theaetetus by Plato( )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Euthydemus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Euthydemus presents the full text of this literary classic
 
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Alternative Names
Benjamin Jowett Brits auteur

Benjamin Jowett englischer Theologe und Philologe

Benjamin Jowett teologo e classicista britannico

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

بنيامين جويت، 1817-1893

بنیامین جاوت الهی‌دان، زبان‌شناس، و نویسنده بریتانیایی

بينچامين چويت

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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