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Jowett, Benjamin 1817-1893

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Works: 948 works in 3,559 publications in 5 languages and 103,913 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Personal correspondence  Essays  Correspondence  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra, Correspondent, Former owner, în, Recipient, Commentator for written text
Classifications: JC71, 184
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The republic by Plato( )

150 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 6,331 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]
Protagoras by Plato( )

56 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,293 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 Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( )

55 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and held by 3,583 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( )

95 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This page gives the full text of Euthyphro
Symposium by Plato( )

52 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and held by 2,244 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 works of Plato by Plato( Book )

27 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in English and held by 2,125 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 laws of Plato by Plato( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,113 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( )

34 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,092 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 Platón( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,033 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
Alcibiades II by Platón( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,018 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( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,928 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
Gorgias by Plato( )

24 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,909 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 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cratylus by Platón( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English 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. 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 1,880 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 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Euthydemus presents the full text of this literary classic
Parmenides by Platón( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,862 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 Plato( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,856 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
 
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The republic
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ProtagorasThe Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of PlatoThe dialogues of PlatoSymposiumThe laws of PlatoMenoTimaeusPhaedrus
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

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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