The Cambridge Companion to Plato

The Cambridge Companion to Plato

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Plato stands as the fount of our philosophical tradition, being the first Western thinker to produce a body of writing that touches upon a wide range of topics still discussed by philosophers today. In a sense he invented philosophy as a distinct subject, for although many of these topics were discussed by his intellectual predecessors and contemporaries, he was the first to bring them together by giving them a unitary treatment. This volume contains fourteen essays discussing Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion. There are also analyses of the intellectual and social background of his thought, the development of his philosophy throughout his career, the range of alternative approaches to his work, and the stylometry of his writing.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780521436106
0521436109
Characteristics: xiv, 560 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kraut, Richard 1944-
Alternative Title: Plato
Companion to Plato

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