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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 961 works in 3,629 publications in 3 languages and 104,517 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Personal correspondence  History  Essays  Correspondence  Academic theses  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra, Former owner, Correspondent, în, Commentator for written text, Recipient
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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The republic by Plato( )

153 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 6,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unabridged republication of the Benjamin Jowett translation of The republic from a standard text originally published in 1894. A new introductory note has been specially prepared for this edition"--Title page verso
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( )

95 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,299 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( )

107 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,840 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 of Socrates by Plato( )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 2,426 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
Protagoras by Plato( )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and held by 2,366 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 2,192 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 2,101 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.'
Timaeus by Plato( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,047 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 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Party-goers celebrating Agathon's first victory in a drama contest decide to do something besides drink themselves into a stupor because they are still paying for such activity the night before. Socrates joins the group on this second night, and it is decided that each man in turn will offer his praises to love. Each of six men offer their interesting, diverse thoughts on the matter, ranging form the conventional to the Socratic ideal. Symposium is one of the major works of Plato, and one of the works that laid a foundation for the entire history of Western thought. In a way, it's a romantic discussion, filled with zeal towards the beauty, the passion for philosophy as a search for truth. It is a romantic text written more than two thousand years before romanticism. The Symposium is inarguably one of Plato's most influential, most important texts and is required reading for anyone seriously interested in philosophy as it has existed and continues to exist in Western society. -- From back cover
Alcibiades II by Plato( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,027 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 1,939 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 )

18 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 1,915 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 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
Lesser hippias by Plato( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cratylus by Plato( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,907 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
Sophist by Platón( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,893 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 1,888 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 1,880 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 1,876 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 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euthydemus (Euthydemos)", is a discussion between Plato, Socrates and two brothers, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The republic
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The dialogues of PlatoThe dialogues of PlatoApology of SocratesProtagorasThe lawsMenoTimaeusSymposium
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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