Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Author :   Julia Annas
Publisher :   Oxford University Press
Published :   13/02/2003
ISBN :   9780192802163
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   104
Size (mm) :   177x112x7.8
Weight (g) :   107

This book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what... Read more
 
This book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what we today call fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. It also looks at his discussions of love and philosophy, his attitude to women, and to homosexual love. It explores Plato's claim that virtue issufficient for happiness and touches on his arguments for the immortality of the soul and his ideas about the nature of the universe.