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Plato

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,291 publications in 14 languages and 15,567 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Utopian fiction  Autobiographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: B395, 184
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Timaeus and Critias by Plato( Book )

46 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Timaeus-Critias is a Platonic treatise in two parts. A response to an account of an ideal state told by Socrates, it begins with Timaeus' theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation of the universe, from its very beginning to the coming into being of man. Timaeus introduces the idea of a creator God and expounds the structure and composition of the physical world. The Critias, the second part of Plato's work, comprises an account of the rise and fall of Atlantis, an ancient, mighty, and prosperous empire ruled by the descendants of Poseidon, which ultimately sank into the sea. A key Platonic text, the Timaeus-Critias formed a central basis of Western thought and influenced subsequent philosophical doctrine." "In his introduction, T.K. Johansen discusses how the Timaeus-Critias relates to Plato's work and ancient thought, and explores the main themes of the dialogue. This edition includes explanatory illustrations, further reading and notes on the text."--Jacket
The Republic by Plato( Recording )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this monumental work of moral and political philosophy, Plato sought to answer some of the world's most formidable questions: What does it mean to be good? What enables us to distinguish between right and wrong? How should human virtues be translated into a just society? Perhaps the greatest single treatise written on political philosophy, The Republic has strongly influenced Western thought concerning questions of justice, rule, obedience, and the good life. This work is also undoubtedly the best introduction to Plato's philosophy in general. Not only does it contain his ideas on the state and man, but also his famous theory of forms, his theory of knowledge, and his views on the role of music and poetry in society
Das Gastmahl by Plato( Book )

71 editions published between 1782 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van het Symposium. In de inleiding wordt een paragraaf gewijd aan de knapenliefde
Republic 10 by Plato( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition offers a full & up-to-date commentary on the last book of the 'Republic', & explores in particular detail the two main subjects of the book: Plato's most famous & uncompromising condemnation of poetry & art, as vehicles of falsehood & purveyors of dangerous emotions, & the Myth of Er, which concludes the whole work with an allegorical vision of the soul's immortality & of an eternally just world-order. The commentary gives careful & critical attention to the arguments deployed by Plato against poets & artists, relating them both to the philosopher's larger ideas & to other Greek views of the subject. The sources & significance of the Myth of Er are fully studied. Among other topics, the introduction places 'Republic 10' in the development of Plato's work, & makes a fresh attempt to trace some of the influences of the book's critique of art on later aesthetic thinking
Symposion by Plato( Book )

70 editions published between 1711 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laws by Plato( Book )

4 editions published in 1926 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Werke by Plato( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in German and Greek, Modern and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werke in acht Bänden. Griechisch und Deutsch by Plató( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philebos by Plato( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 1997 in German and Turkish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Werke by Plató( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volksausgabe in 5 Bänden
Nomoi X by Plato( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Werke by Platone( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic by Plato( Book )

24 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 83 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
Die Gesetze by Plato( Book )

12 editions published between 1890 and 2004 in German and Armenian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato by Plato( Book )

3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werke. : in acht Bänden : griechisch und deutsch by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timaios by Plato( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Timaios ist ein Spätwerk Platons und einer seiner faszinierendsten, aber auch unzugänglichsten Dialoge. Platon präsentiert in diesem Werk, das zum größten Teil aus einem langen Monolog des Gesprächspartners Timaios von Lokroi besteht, seine Naturphilosophie. Der Dialog entfaltet nach und nach ein komplettes Bild des Kosmos von der Entstehung der Himmelskörper bis hin zu den Angelegenheiten der Menschen. Dabei ist für Platon die Frage nach der Weltentstehung direkt mit der nach dem richtigen Leben verknüpft: Der Dialog zeigt auf, wie intelligible Struktur, und damit das Gute, in die wahrnehmbare Welt gekommen ist. Die Grundfigur der Erzählung ist die eines teleologischen Schöpfungsmythos: Der Demiurg, Platons göttlicher Weltenbauer, bringt Ordnung, Struktur und Regelmäßigkeit in die Welt, weil es gut so ist. Am Ende der Schöpfung steht der durch Harmonie und Proportion gekennzeichnete Kosmos. Allerdings schafft der göttliche Handwerker den Kosmos nicht aus dem Nichts heraus; er ist gezwungen, mit vorgefundenen Materialien umzugehen. Unter den Bedingungen der widerständigen Natur des noch ungeformten und chaotischen Materials richtet der Demiurg daher alles so weit gut ein, wie die Beschaffenheit des vorgefundenen Materials es zulässt. Unter diesen Vorgaben liefert der Timaios eine Kosmogonie und Kosmologie, die Lehre von den vier Elementen, eine geometrische Polyedertheorie, Theorien von Raum und Zeit und schließlich eine Anthropologie. Von der Antike bis zum Spätmittelalter erzielte dieser Dialog die nachhaltigste Wirkung von allen Werken Platons; bis ins 12. Jahrhundert war er der einzige Dialog, der in der lateinischen Gelehrtenwelt bekannt war
Republic by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family ca. 427 BCE. In early life an admirer of Socrates, Plato later founded the first institution of higher learning in the West, the Academy, among whose many notable alumni was Aristotle. Traditionally ascribed to Plato are thirty-six dialogues developing Socrates’s dialectic method and composed with great stylistic virtuosity, together with thirteen letters. Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities, and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship."--Publisher website
Platos ausgewählte Dialoge by Plato( Book )

14 editions published between 1882 and 1912 in 4 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Professor Broom enlists a crew to lead an investigation, it leads to witches, vampires, and an exorcism
Poslednji dnevi Sokrata by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in Slovenian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Plato Pseudo-

Platón

Platon 427-347 до н.э

Platon, Pseudo-

Platone

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Pseudo-Plato

Pseudo-Platon

Pseudo-Platone

Πλάτων 427-347 до н.э

Платон 427-347 до н.э

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