Dialogues of Plato (Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic)

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Paperback, 386 pages
Pocket Books, 1951
First Pocket Books Edition, Thirty-third Printing

Dialogues of Plato offer a philosophy that has guided man through the ages.  In his magnificent writings Plato examines our virtues and vices.  Our problems and questions.  With remarkable literary grace, he shows us how man can understand his place in the world and live an intelligent and happy life.

The complete texts of the Apology, Crito, Phaedo and Symposium, and extensive selections from the Republic. The Jowett translations, edited and with Introductory Notes by Justin D. Kaplan.

About the Author

Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, 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, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.  Plato is one of the most important Western philosophers, exerting influence on virtually every figure in philosophy after him. His book The Republic is known as the first comprehensive work on political philosophy. Plato also contributed foundationally to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology.