Early Socratic Dialogues By Emlyn-Jones Chris

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Early Socratic Dialogues By (author) Emlyn-Jones Chris ISBN:9780140455038

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Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato’s philosophy.

Early Socratic Dialogues By (author) Emlyn-Jones Chris ISBN:9780140455038

 

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Weight 292 g
Dimensions 23 × 129 × 198 mm
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As the father of Western philosophy, who transformed Greek thought with his questioning insights into life and ethics, Socrates (470-399 bc) was a powerful inspiration – and major irritant – to the Athenians of his day. After his trial and execution on charges of heresy and the corruption of young minds, his greatest pupil Plato (c. 427-347 bc) wrote these early dialogues as an act of homage.Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.

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