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Works: 1,942 works in 9,827 publications in 14 languages and 135,091 library holdings
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Classifications: B385.A5, 184
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Most widely held works by Plato
The laws of Plato by Plato( Book )

160 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Plato's dialogues, distinguished from his earlier works by its more practical treatment of political problems. Though criticized in some detail by Aristotle in the "Politics", it undoubtedly exercised a profound influence upon his thought, and through him upon subsequent political theory
Symposium by Plato( Book )

359 editions published between 1782 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the fourth century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiadies, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M.C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction by Frisbee C.C. Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context."--Jacket
Philebus by Plato( Book )

181 editions published between 1 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 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
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

126 editions published between 1810 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,293 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
Timaeus by Plato( Book )

89 editions published between 1617 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 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 cosmology; the Timaeus of Plato by Plato( Book )

69 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Plato, with an English translation by Plato( Book )

104 editions published between 1914 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philebus by Plato( Book )

42 editions published between 1770 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philebus" by Plato examines one of the most significant human questions: how to be happy. It considers both pleasure and pain
Cratylus by Plato( Book )

107 editions published between 1770 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
Platonis Dialogi secundum Thrasylli tetralogias dispositi by Platón( Book )

246 editions published between 1851 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phèdre by Platón( Book )

109 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce dialogue entre Socrate et Phèdre fait suite au Banquet et traite comme lui de la beauté, de l'amour, de l'art de discourir
Plato on the one; the hypotheses in the Parmenides by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Greek] text with variants": pages 242-261
Gorgias ; and, Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phedon : or, a dialogue of the immortality of the soul. From Plato by Platón( Book )

31 editions published between 1755 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critias by Platón( Book )

33 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished fragment. This dialogue was to have been part of a planned trilogy in which Plato intended to depict the ideal state described in the Republic"--Provided by publisher
The Symposium ; and, the Phaedrus : Plato's erotic dialogues by Plato( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symposium and the Phaedrus are combined here because of their shared theme: a reflection on the nature of erotic love, the love that begins with sexual desire but can transcend that origin and reach even the heights of religious ecstasy. This reflection is carried out explicitly in the speeches and conversations in the dialogues, and implicitly in the dramatic depiction of actions and characters. Thus, the two dialogues deal with a theme of enduring interest and are interesting for both their literary and their philosophical character. In addition to the introduction, the book contains substantial commentaries and thorough endnotes. Key Greek terms are discussed for readers who are unfamiliar with the language. A special feature is a discussion on the importance of the dramatic and literary aspects of the dialogues for interpreting their philosophical content. -- Back cover
Charmides, or temperance by Platón( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 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 is a dialogue in which Socrates asks Charmids to explain his conception of the modesty which he possesses. The dialogue leads to a confession of ignorance
Plato : the man and his work by A. E Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an introduction to Plato's work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life
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Plato Atheniensus v427-v347

Plato B.C. 427-B.C. 347

Plato Classical Greek philosopher

Plató filòsof de la Grècia Clàssica

Plato filsuf Yunani Kuno

Plato Klasiko a Griego a pilosopo

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Plato Pseudo-

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Platon, 0427?-0348? av J-C

Platon 427-347 до н.э.

Platon, 429-347 av. J.-C.

Platon 429-347 f.Kr.

Platon antiikin kreikkalainen filosofi

Platon antiker griechischer Philosoph

Platon antikk gresk filosof

Platon, approximately 428 B.C.-347 B.C.

Platon, ca. 428-347 B.C.

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Platón filósofo grego

Platón filósofo griego

Platón filósofo griego clásico

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Platón ókori görög filozófus, iskolaalapító

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Platon philosophe grec antique

Platon, Pseudo-

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Platone filosofo greco antico

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Platone софист 427-347 до н.э.


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Platono Helena filozofo, fondinto de platonismo, (-428 ; -348)

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Πλάτων 427-347 до н.э.

Πλάτων B.C. 427-B.C. 347

Πλάτωνας αρχαίος Έλληνας φιλόσοφος

Πλατωνοσ B.C. 427-B.C. 347




Платон 427-347 до н.э.

Платон гръцкият философ

Платон давньогрецький філософ

Платон древнегреческий философ





Պղատոն v427-v347


אפלטון פילוסוף יווני





أفلاطون v427-v347

افلاطون الاطون و ارسطو

أفلاطون فيلسوف رياضياتي و كاتب يوناني







প্লেটো জীবনবৃত্তান্ত


પ્લેટો ગ્રીક ફિલસુફ

ପ୍ଳାଟୋ ଗ୍ରୀକ ଦାର୍ଶନିକ





ප්ලේටෝ plato






პლატონი ბერძენი ფილოსოფოსი

뿌라똔 B.C. 427-B.C. 347

푸라톤 B.C. 427-B.C. 347

플라토 B.C. 427-B.C. 347


플라톤 B.C. 427-B.C. 347

플라톤 고대 그리스 철학자





プラトン B.C. 427-B.C. 347

プラトーン v427-v347


柏拉圖 v427-v347

柏拉圖 古希臘哲學家

SymposiumPhilebusPhaedrusTimaeusPlato's cosmology; the Timaeus of PlatoPlato, with an English translationPhilebusCratylus