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Works: 2,117 works in 9,288 publications in 22 languages and 173,772 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Songs and music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Vocal scores  Songs  Oratorios  History  Drama  Lectures  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Attributed name, Dubious author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: B395, 184
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Most widely held works about Plato
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Most widely held works by Plato
Plato's theory of knowledge; the Theaetetus and the Sophist of Plato by Platón( Book )

100 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by the noted classical scholar Francis M. Cornford, this edition of two masterpieces of Plato's later period features extensive ongoing commentaries by Cornford that provide helpful background information and valuable insights. Both works pose eternal questions that keep these dialogs ever-relevant not only for students of philosophy but also for every reader and thinker. The Theatetus offers a systematic treatment of the question, What is knowledge? Most of the dialog takes place between Socrates and the student Theatetus. Among the answers they explore: knowledge as perception; knowledge as true belief; knowledge as true belief plus an account (i.e., a justified true belief); as well as variations on each of these answers. Like most Socratic dialogs, the Theatetus ends without a definitive answer leaving the subject open for the reader's further consideration. In the Sophist, a related dialog, Plato redefines the term sophist, which hitherto had connoted one who gives sophia (wisdom) to his disciples. Plato depreciated the term, and ever since, in philosophy, sophistry indicates the deceptive exploitation of linguistic ambiguities. The dialog follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher, The Stranger, on the distinction between philosophers, statesmen, and sophists
Phaedo by Plato( Book )

418 editions published between 1536 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an interval of some months or years, and at Phlius, a town of Peloponnesus, the tale of the last hours of Socrates is narrated to Echecrates and other Phliasians by Phaedo the beloved disciple. The Dialogue necessarily takes the form of a narrative, because Socrates has to be described acting as well as speaking. The minutest particulars of the event are interesting to distant friends, and the narrator has an equal interest in them
Platonis Dialogi secundum Thrasylli tetralogias dispositi by Platón( Book )

217 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato on the one; the hypotheses in the Parmenides by Platón( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Greek] text with variants": pages 242-261
Plato's Phaedo by Platón( Book )

131 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium ; and Phaedrus by Platón( Book )

9 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 456 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
Plato's Symposium by Platón( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful."
Ancient thought : Plato & Aristotle by Norman F Cantor( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defence of Socrates ; Euthyphro ; Crito by Platón( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These new translations present Plato's remarkable dramatizations of the momentous events surrounding the trial of Socrates on charges of irreligion and corrupting the young
Protagoras ; and, Meno by Platón( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrate; drame symphonique by Erik Satie( )

14 editions published between 1919 and 1988 in French and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meno by Platón( Book )

36 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le texte lui-même occupe 80 pages. Le reste est consacré à une importante introduction et à des notes abondantes. [SDM]
The banquet of Plato by Platón( Book )

12 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crito by Platón( Book )

58 editions published between 1888 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cratylus by Platón( Book )

31 editions published between 1770 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thought by some to be the highest point reached by the science of language in antiquity. It deals with the importance of dialectic and the contrast between Heracliteanism and Eleaticism"--Provided by publisher
Der Staat, über das Gerechte by Platón( Book )

23 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Dialogue of the immortality of the soul by Platón( Book )

12 editions published between 1713 and 1976 in English and held by 106 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

The Cambridge companion to Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen specially-commissioned essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion
The Symposium ; and, the Phaedrus : Plato's erotic dialogues by Platón( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 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
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Plato's Symposium
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Aflāṭūn v427-v347



Aplaṭôn v427-v347

Aristokles v427-v347



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Eflātun v427-v347

Pġaton v427-v347




Platão filósofo grego

Platão v427-v347


Plato, 428-347 f.Kr.

Plato antieke Griekse wijsgeer

Plato Athenensis v427-v347

Plato Atheniensis v427-v347

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

Plato Philosoph v427-v347

Plato Philosophus v427-v347

Plato Pseudo-

Plato von Athen v427-v347


Platon, 0427?-0348? av J-C

Platon 427-347 до н.э.

Platon, 428-347 f.Kr.

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, aproximadamente 428 A.C- 347A.C.

Platon, ca. 428-347 B.C.

Platon dÁthènes v427-v347

Platón filósofo grego

Platón filósofo griego

Platón filósofo griego clásico

Platon grecki filozof

Platón ókori görög filozófus, iskolaalapító

Platon Philosoph v427-v347

Platon philosophe grec antique

Platon, Pseudo-

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Platone 427-347 до н.э софист

Platone filosofo greco antico

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Platone софист 427-347 до н.э.


Platonis v427-v347

Platonius v427-v347

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

Платон старогрчки филозоф и беседник





Պղատոն v427-v347


אפלטון פילוסוף יווני





أفلاطون v427-v347

افلاطون الاطون و ارسطو

أفلاطون فيلسوف رياضياتي و كاتب يوناني







প্লেটো বিশ্ববিখ্যাত গ্রিক দার্শনিক


પ્લેટો ગ્રીક તત્ત્વચિંતક

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

PhaedoPlato's PhaedoSymposium ; and PhaedrusPlato's SymposiumDefence of Socrates ; Euthyphro ; CritoProtagoras ; and, MenoMenoCrito