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  1. The Republic by Plato, 2009-10-04
  2. The Laws by Plato, 2010-07-22
  3. Apology: On the Death of Socrates by Plato, 2010-03-16
  4. Plato: Crito (BCP Greek Texts) by C. Emlyn Jones, 2010-07-15
  5. Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato by Thomas Taylor, 2010-07-06
  6. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein, 2008-06-24
  7. Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates (Classic Reprint) by Plato Plato, 2010-04-19
  8. The Sophist by Plato, 2010-05-11
  9. Euthyphro by Plato, 2010-05-23
  10. Plato: Republic by Plato, G. M. A. Grube, et all 1992-11
  11. Eryxias by Plato, 2010-01-29
  12. Menexenus by Plato, 2010-05-23
  13. Alcibiades II by Plato, 2010-01-30
  14. The Republic (Penguin Classics) by Plato, 2007-09-14

1. Plato [Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy]
Includes biography and a chronological history of his writing and work. From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Plato (427—347 BCE)
Aristotle Heraclitus Parmenides , and the Pythagoreans Republic ethics political philosophy , moral psychology, epistemology
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  • Birth Family Early Travels and the Founding of the Academy ... General Books on Plato
  • 1. Biography
    a. Birth
    It is widely accepted that Plato, the Athenian philosopher, was born in 428-7 B.C.E and died at the age of eighty or eighty-one at 348-7 B.C.E. These dates, however, are not entirely certain, for according to Diogenes Laertius
    b. Family
    A History of Greek Philosophy, Charmides, Parmenides 126a-b). platos,
    c. Early Travels and the Founding of the Academy
    When Socrates died, Plato left Athens, staying first in Megara, but then going on to several other places, including perhaps Cyrene, Italy, Sicily, and even Egypt. Strabo (17.29) claims that he was shown where Plato lived when he visited Heliopolis in Egypt. Plato occasionally mentions Egypt in his works, but not in ways that reveal much of any consequence (see, for examples, Phaedrus Philebus Better evidence may be found for his visits to Italy and Sicily, especially in the

    2. Plato - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first
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    Plato: copy of portrait bust by Silanion Full name Plato (Πλάτων) Born c. 428–427 BC
    Died c. 348–347 BC (age approx 80)
    Era Ancient philosophy Region Western Philosophy School Platonism Main interests Rhetoric Art Literature Epistemology ... Militarism Notable ideas Platonic realism Influenced by Socrates Homer Hesiod Aristophanes ... Orphism Influenced Most of subsequent western philosophy , including Aristotle Augustine Neoplatonism Cicero ... Russell and countless other philosophers and theologians Part of a series on Plato Early life Works
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    Allegories and metaphors Ring of Gyges The cave
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    Commentaries on Plato Middle Platonism ... e Plato /ˈpleɪtoʊ/ Greek Plátōn , "broad" ; 428/427 BC [a] – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher mathematician , writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens , the first institution of higher learning in the Western world . Along with his mentor

    3. Plato On Rhetoric And Poetry (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
    Charles Griswold examines plato s ideas on rhetoric and poetry. With bibliography. From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
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    First published Mon Dec 22, 2003; substantive revision Wed Nov 12, 2008 Republic Ion , the Republic , the Gorgias , and the Phaedrus . Plato is (perhaps paradoxically) known for the poetic and rhetoric qualities of his own writings, a fact which will also be discussed in what follows.
    1. Introduction
    Dylan Thomas mimesis enacted drama) and poetry communicated through the written word. Aristotle's Poetics would offer itself as an early, classic, philosophical exploration of poetry along these sorts of lines. Rep Indeed, much of the final book of the Republic is an attack on poetry, and there is no question but that a quarrel between poetry and philosophy is a continuing theme throughout Plato's corpus The scope of the quarrel, especially in the Republic It is noteworthy that in the Apology (23e), Socrates' accusers are said to include the poets, whose cause Meletus represents. When we turn to the second theme under consideration, viz., rhetoric, we find ourselves even more puzzled initially. What do philosophers have to say about rhetoric? Generally speaking, very little

    4. Plato - Biography And Works
    plato. Biography of plato and a searchable collection of works. Authors 261 Books 2,949 Poems Short Stories 3,992 Forum Members 71,085
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    Plato (427-347 BC) , Greek philosopher, student and friend of Socrates, and author of The Republic; "Then, I said, let us begin and create in idea a State; and yet the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention." Plato had a profound influence on Western political and scientific thought, for as Alfred North Whitehead said, "All western philosophy consists of footnotes to Plato." His works cover various subjects like education, ethics, epistemology, mathematics, metaphysics, natural science, politics, and philosophy. Included among them are Laws; "I can show you that the art of calculation has to do with odd and even numbers in their numerical relations to themselves and to each other." Parmenides; "You cannot conceive the many without the one."

    5. Plato And His Dialogues : Welcome - Platon Et Ses Dialogues : Bienvenue
    Extensive site about plato and his work, with biographical information, interpretation, indexes, and maps of the ancient world. By Bernard Suzanne.
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    7. Allegory Of The Cave
    The Allegory of the Cave plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
    The Allegory of the Cave
  • Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
  • The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this.
  • From Great Dialogues of Plato: Complete Texts of the Republic, Apology, Crito Phaido, Ion, and Meno, Vol. 1 . (Warmington and Rouse, eds.) New York, Signet Classics: 1999. p. 316.
  • Such prisoners would mistake appearance for reality. They would think the things they see on the wall (the shadows) were real; they would know nothing of the real causes of the shadows.
  • Plato gives his answer at line (515b2). The text here has puzzled many editors, and it has been frequently emended. The translation in Grube/Reeve gets the point correctly:
  • shadows
  • When the prisoners are released, they can turn their heads and see the real objects. Then they realize their error. What can we do that is analogous to turning our heads and seeing the causes of the shadows? We can come to grasp the Forms with our minds.
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  • The prisoners may learn what a book is by their experience with shadows Likewise, we may acquire concepts by our perceptual experience of physical objects. But we would be mistaken if we thought that the concepts that we grasp were on the same level as the things we perceive.
  • 8. Plato On Cosmology, Religion, And Myth
    Review of plato s cosmology. By Swedish author and historian of Ideas Stefan Stenudd.
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    Cosmos of the Ancients
    The Greek Philosophers on Myth and Cosmology
    he vast body of texts remaining from Plato (427-347 BC) cannot be thoroughly penetrated here, not even in regard to his views on the gods and their myths. In Timaeus , the dialogue with his most elaborate presentation of a cosmogony, he does not let his teacher Socrates speak on the subject, but the Pythagorean philosopher Timaeus, who has given the dialogue its name. He does so, though, upon the request of Socrates, and to his liking. Socrates.

    9. Plato (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
    plato (429–347 B.C.E.) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wideranging, and influential
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    1. Plato's central doctrines
    Meno ), and that the lives we lead are to some extent a punishment or reward for choices we made in a previous existence (see especially the final pages of Republic
    2. Plato's puzzles
    Although these propositions are often identified by Plato's readers as forming a large part of the core of his philosophy, many of his greatest admirers and most careful students point out that few, if any, of his writings can accurately be described as mere advocacy of a cut-and-dried group of propositions. Often Plato's works exhibit a certain degree of dissatisfaction and puzzlement with even those doctrines that are being recommended for our consideration. For example, the forms are sometimes described as hypotheses (see for example Phaedo ). The form of good in particular is described as something of a mystery whose real nature is elusive and as yet unknown (

    10. Plato Resources At Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
    plato Resources at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base. Resources include online texts of major and minor works, new books, biographies, commentaries, annotated links and

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    Tony Beaver's Exploring Plato's Dialogues
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    Plato and his Dialogues
    By Bernard SUZANNE Site Includes: Biography Works and links to them History of interpretation New hypotheses Map of dialogues : table version or non tabular version Index of persons and locations Detailed and synoptic chronologies Maps of Ancient Greek World
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    Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy. From the Harvard Classics , Vol. II, Part 1.

    12. Plato: Biography From
    Born c. 428 B.C. Birthplace Athens, Greece Died 347 B.C. (natural causes ?) Best Known As The ancient philosopher who wrote The Republic plato was one of the early stars
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    Plato was one of the early stars of Western philosophy. The son of an aristocrat, he studied under the great Greek thinker, Socrates . After years of travel and study, Plato founded the Academy in his native Athens in 387 B.C.; it became a famous hotbed of philosophical and scientific discussion, and is regarded by many as the first known university in the world. Plato's writings mostly take the form of dialogues, or "dialectics," in which knowledge is revealed as two characters ask and answer questions of each other. (Socrates was often one of the characters.) Plato's text The Republic , in which he lays out his ideas on the perfect state, remains a staple of college reading lists around the world. Plato's cause of death is unknown, though it's generally assumed that his death was related to old age. Another famous and unproven old story is that Plato died of

    13. Plato - Definition Of Plato By The Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus And Encyclo
    Pla to (pl t) 427?347? b.c. Greek philosopher. A follower of Socrates, he presented his ideas through dramatic dialogues, in the most celebrated of which (The Republic) the

    14. Ancient Greek Online Library | Plato
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    15. Plato And His Dialogues: A Short Biography Of Plato
    As an introduction to a new interpretive theory of plato's dialogues, this page presents a short biography of plato
    Bernard SUZANNE Last updated September 30, 2001 Plato and his dialogues : Home Biography - Works and links to them History of interpretation New hypotheses - Map of dialogues : table version or non tabular version . Tools : Index of persons and locations Detailed and synoptic chronologies - Maps of Ancient Greek World . Site information : About the author " Mankind will not get rid of its evils until either the class of those who philosophize in truth and rectitude reach political power or those most powerful in cities, under some divine dispensation, really get to philosophizing. " VIIth Letter, 326a-b Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers , no earlier than the third century AD. And these bear very little resemblance with what we expect from a biography nowadays. To make things worse, Plato almost never talks about himself in his dialogues (he does so only twice, once in the Apology and once in the , each time in connection with the trial and death of Socrates). But, if we accept the authenticity of the VIIth Letter (which I do), we have there the closest thing to an autobiography we can dream of owing to the scarcity of our sources, though quite limited in scope despite its late date in Plato's life (it could not have been written before Dion's assassination in 354 BC, to which it refers, that is, at a time Plato was over 70).

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    out of 4 Starring: Gary Busey Roy Scheider Director: James Beckett Rated: R RunTime: 96 Minutes Release Date: July Genre: Action Buy this DVD Buy this Video ... *Also starring: Steven Bauer, Jeff Speakman Review by Dragan Antulov 1 star out of 4 The end of Cold War deprived the world of the movies featuring rugged individuals who save free people from Red Menace. All those nostalgic for those good old times could find traces of Hollywood's Cold War in the plot of PLATO'S RUN, 1997 action film directed by James Becket. Protagonist of the film is Plato Smith (played by Gary Busey), mine expert, former Navy SEAL and former CIA covert operative. After the end of Cold War he is utterly bored and spends all of its time hanging out with equally bored Cold War veterans in South Florida. Lack of money and persuasive powers of his former flame Marta (played by Tiani Warden) are reasons why he agrees to conduct covert operation for Gomez (played by Salvador Levy), powerful Cuban American. Gomez' son has been rotting in Castro's prison so Plato goes to Cuba to rescue him. But when it turns out that "son" was actually an assassin hired to kill Gomez, all hell breaks lose. Plato is set up for murder and must hide himself not only from police and vengeful Gomez's men, but also from Alexander Senarkian (played by Roy Scheider), menacing arms dealer.

    17. Plato
    A brief discussion of the life and works of plato, with links to electronic texts and additional information.
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    The son of wealthy and influential Athenian parents, Plato began his philosophical career as a student of Socrates . When the master died, Plato travelled to Egypt and Italy, studied with students of Pythagoras , and spent several years advising the ruling family of Syracuse. Eventually, he returned to Athens and established his own school of philosophy at the Academy. For students enrolled there, Plato tried both to pass on the heritage of a Socratic style of thinking and to guide their progress through mathematical learning to the achievement of abstract philosophical truth. The written dialogues on which his enduring reputation rests also serve both of these aims. In his earliest literary efforts, Plato tried to convey the spirit of Socrates's teaching by presenting accurate reports of the master's conversational interactions , for which these dialogues are our primary source of information. Early dialogues are typically devoted to investigation of a single issue, about which a conclusive result is rarely achieved. Thus, the Euqufrwn Euthyphro ) raises a significant doubt about whether morally right action can be defined in terms of divine approval by pointing out a significant dilemma about any appeal to authority in defence of moral judgments. The

    18. Plato - Biography
    plato's Life. plato, born in Athens around 427 BC, was considered to be one of the earliest philosophers. He lived during the Age of Synthesis.
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    Plato was an opponent of the relativism and scepticism of the Sophists; but, like them he focused on values rather than on physical science. Aristotle credits Socrates with emphasizing moral questions and precise definitions; and Plato surely absorbed these lessons. Plato was no friend of the Thirty Tyrants, who's reign (404-403 BC) lasted only 8 months, but he also was not a friend of the Athenian democracy when it was restored. He alienated them by him method of critical interrogation. In 399 BC he was brought to trial with the capital crimes of religious impiety and corruption of youth, convicted, and sentenced to death. Hid friends offered to pay a fine instead of the death penalty. As Plato tells us in the Seventh Letter after Socrates' death, he became disenchanted with all existing political regimes, and felt that the only salvation of politics would require that "either true and genuine philosophers attain political power or the rulers of states by some dispensation of providence become genuine philosophers." About 387 BC, Plato founded a school in Athens, in a grove sacred to the demigod Academus, called the Academy (which is where we get the word academics from today). It was, in effect, a university of higher learning, which included physical science, astronomy, and mathematics, as well as philosophy. In addition to presiding over the Academy, Plato delivered lectures, which were never published.

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