Most widely held works about Plato
Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato ( Book )
571 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 17,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New translation of Plato's Republic
The dialogues of Plato by Plato ( Book )
483 editions published between 1759 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 8,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects eight important dialogues by the great Greek philosopher
The Republic by Plato ( Book )
445 editions published between 1808 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 7,586 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. Bibliogs
Symposium by Plato ( Book )
205 editions published between 1825 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 6,944 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
Gorgias by Plato ( Book )
379 editions published between 1540 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 6,688 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
Protagoras by Plato ( Book )
317 editions published between 1736 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 5,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the fifth century B.C. professional educators, or sophists, travelled the Greek world claiming to teach success in public and private life. In this dialogue Plato shows the pretensions of the leading sophist, Protagoras, challenged by the critical arguments of Socrates. The dialogue combines subtlety of argument with intricacy of dramatic construction and brilliant characterization. This translation achieves both precision and colloquial naturalness, while the Notes and Introduction set the arguments in their historical and philosophical context. - Publisher
Plato's Parmenides by Plato ( )
39 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in English and German and held by 4,671 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'
Phaedrus by Plato ( )
135 editions published between 1792 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 4,558 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 )
244 editions published between 1577 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
The works of Plato by Plato ( Book )
127 editions published between 1701 and 2008 in English and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Laws by Plato ( Book )
119 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,465 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 )
207 editions published between 1745 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English translation of one of Plato's great dialogues of Socrates talking about death, dying, and the soul due to his impending execution
The last days of Socrates by Plato ( Book )
117 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 3,044 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 )
104 editions published between 1535 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philebus by Plato ( )
122 editions published between 1770 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,899 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
Statesman by Plato ( )
55 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,838 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 ( )
79 editions published between 1617 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,607 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
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato ( Book )
49 editions published between 1907 and 2007 in English and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy, with the inevitable conclusion of his death in the Apology
Euthyphro by Plato ( )
59 editions published between 1823 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,574 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
Plato's the republic by Plato ( Book )
93 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, Republic employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher's provocative arguments
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Platon, approximately 428 B.C.-347 B.C.
Platon, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Platonas, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
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Platone, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
Platoon, 428-348 v.Chr.
Po-la-tʻu, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
Pseudo-Platon, ca. 427- ca. 048 av. J.-C.
Pʻŭllatʻo, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
Pʻŭllatʻon, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
Pʻuratʻon, ca. 427- ca. 348 av. J.-C.
Socrate, ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
Socrates, ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
Sokrates, ca. 469- ca. 399 av. J.-C.
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