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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )

724 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 15,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

409 editions published between 1759 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 7,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

440 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 5,130 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
Symposium by Plato( Book )

251 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,580 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
Protagoras by Plato( Book )

561 editions published between 1736 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,946 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
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

104 editions published between 1701 and 2008 in English and held by 3,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

226 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

52 editions published between 1909 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedo by Plato( Book )

215 editions published between 1745 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,458 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. Though Plato himself was apparently ill and not present at the prison on the day of Socrates' death, Phaedo was, and the discussion was surely recounted to him, perhaps much in the same way as this dialog is recounted by Phaedo for Echecrates. Phaedo was from a noble family in Elis, but when that city was defeated in 401 BC he was captured and forced into a house of prostitution. However, Phaedo managed to slip out to listen to Socrates, who eventually persuaded either Cebes or Alcibiades or Crito and their friends to ransom him so that he could be free and study philosophy
Philebus by Plato( Book )

173 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, one of the late Socratic dialogues, Socrates and his companions discuss the relative value of pleasure and knowledge
Plato by Plato( Book )

347 editions published between 1823 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie / Antike
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Plato( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five philosophical writings by the fifth century Athenian teacher of ethics, including "Apology," "Crito," "Phaedo," "Symposium," and "Republic."
The Symposium of Plato by Plato( Book )

85 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato's dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. Of these, the Symposium is by far the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of philosophy or Greek society. Describing a party in the Athens of the fifth century BC, this short and deceptively unassuming book introduces profound ideas about the nature of love in the guise of convivial after-dinner conversation. Published together with the Symposium is Phaedrus, in which Plato discusses the place of eloquence in expounding truth. Socrates plays the leading role in both dialogues, by turns arguing, joking, and teasing his followers into understanding ideas that have remained central to Western thought ever since."--Jacket
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

102 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 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
Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

143 editions published between 1577 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

117 editions published between 1535 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesman by Plato( Book )

70 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,436 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
Timaeus by Plato( Book )

84 editions published between 1617 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 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
Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

48 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work presents an illuminating new translation of the dialogue together with an extensive introduction and running commentary, giving a unified explanation of the Parmenides and integrating it firmly within the context of Plato's metaphysics and methodology." "Scolnicov shows that in the Parmenides Plato addresses the most serious challenge to his own philosophy: the monism of Parmenides and the Eleatics. In addition to providing a serious rebuttal to Parmenides, Plato here reformulates his own theory of forms and participation, arguments that are central to the whole of Platonic thought, and provides these concepts with a rigorous logical and philosophical foundation. In Scolnicov's analysis, the Parmenides emerges as an extension of ideas from Plato's middle dialogues and as an opening to the later dialogues." "This translation follows the Greek closely, and the commentary affords the Greekless reader a clear understanding of how Scolnicov's interpretation emerges from the text. This volume will provide a valuable introduction and framework for understanding a dialogue that continues to generate lively discussion today."--Jacket
Parmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

114 editions published between 1728 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue in which old Parmenides advises the youthful Socrates to argue by the Zenonian method. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues" --Provided by publisher
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