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Works: 20,729 works in 59,393 publications in 35 languages and 794,617 library holdings
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Classifications: JC71, 184
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Most widely held works about Plato
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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )

602 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 18,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translation of Plato's Republic
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )

447 editions published between 1759 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 8,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects eight important dialogues by the great Greek philosopher
The Republic by Plato( Book )

463 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 7,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character
Gorgias by Plato( Book )

519 editions published between 1540 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 7,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Gorgias was a Sicilian teacher of oratory, the dialogue is more concerned with ethics than with the art of public speaking. The ability, professed particularly by the Sophists, to make the worse cause appear the better, struck Plato as the source of all corruption. The dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' courteous outline of his art, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right
Symposium by Plato( Book )

226 editions published between 1825 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 7,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master piece of dramatic dialogue, Plato has few rivals, and in The Symposium he is at his most incisive and entertaining
Phaedrus by Plato( )

201 editions published between 1792 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 6,079 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
Plato's Parmenides by Plato( )

217 editions published between 1728 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 5,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all Plato's dialogues, the 'Parmenides' is notoriously the most difficult to interpret. Scholars of all periods have disagreed about its aims and subject matter. This work presents a translation of the dialogue together with an introduction and commentary which provides an explanation of the 'Parmenides'
Protagoras by Plato( Book )

367 editions published between 1736 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 5,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to its interest as one of Plato's most brilliant dramatic masterpieces, the Protagoras presents a vivid picture of the crisis of fifth-century Greek thought, in which traditional values and conceptions of humanity were subjected to criticism of the Sophists and to the far more radical criticism of Socrates. The dialogue deals with many themes which are central to the ethical theories which Plato developed under the influence of Socrates, notably, the nature of human excellence, the relation of knowledge to right conduct, and the place of pleasure in the good life. This revised edition includes a new preface and introduction, as well as numerous changes to the translation and commentary
Philebus by Plato( Book )

147 editions published between 1779 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 4,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symposium of Plato by Plato( Book )

634 editions published between 1732 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van het Symposium. In de inleiding wordt een paragraaf gewijd aan de knapenliefde
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

130 editions published between 1701 and 2008 in English and held by 3,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

129 editions published between 1577 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

121 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,520 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
Phaedo by Plato( Book )

203 editions published between 1745 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and as
The last days of Socrates by Plato( Book )

113 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 3,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates spent a lifetime analysing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his fine introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events; their power to move us - and to challenge our moral assumptions - remains undiminished
Meno by Plato( Book )

108 editions published between 1535 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesman by Plato( )

52 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions
Euthyphro by Plato( )

63 editions published between 1823 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,785 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. The Euthyphro is one of the short dialogues by which Plato commemorated Socrates's technique and manner in questioning people
The Apology of Plato, with a revised text and English notes, and a digest of Platonic idioms by Plato( Book )

820 editions published between 1541 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le texte de Platon est suivi d'un dossier permettant de remettre l'oeuvre en perspective et de la questionner. Il la replace dans l'histoire des idées, analyse le philosophe de l'Agora, s'interroge sur la philosophie comme art de pensée. Comporte un groupement de textes, des prolongements ainsi que l'analyse du tableau de G. Rouault intitulé Le vieux roi (1937)
Timaeus by Plato( )

77 editions published between 1617 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings
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