Plato: Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras

Author: Malcolm Schofield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546003

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Presented in the popular Cambridge Texts format are three early Platonic dialogues in a new English translation by Tom Griffith that combines elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they offer strikingly varied examples of Plato's critical encounter with the culture and politics of fifth and fourth century Athens. Nowhere does he engage more sharply and vigorously with the presuppositions of democracy. The Gorgias is a long and impassioned confrontation between Socrates and a succession of increasingly heated interlocutors about political rhetoric as an instrument of political power. The short Menexenus contains a pastiche of celebratory public oratory, illustrating its self-delusions. In the Protagoras, another important contribution to moral and political philosophy in its own right, Socrates takes on leading intellectuals (the 'sophists') of the later fifth century BC and their pretensions to knowledge. The dialogues are introduced and annotated by Malcolm Schofield, a leading authority on ancient Greek political philosophy.
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Plato: The Laws

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 367

A new translation of Plato's Laws into accessible English, with essential introductory and other explanatory material.
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Plato: Theaetetus and Sophist

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107697026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

View: 3701

A new and lively translation of two Platonic dialogues widely read and discussed by philosophers, with introduction and notes.
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Plato: 'The Republic'

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316139212

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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First published in 2000, this translation of one of the great works of Western political thought is based on the assumption that when Plato chose the dialogue form for his writing, he intended these dialogues to sound like conversations - although conversations of a philosophical sort. In addition to a vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, the student and general reader will find many aids to comprehension in this volume: an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the body of the text; an analytical summary of the work's content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading. The result is an accomplished and accessible edition of this seminal work, suitable for philosophers and classicists as well as historians of political thought at all levels.
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The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

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This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.
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Plato's 'Republic'

Author: Mark L. McPherran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521491908

Category: History

Page: 273

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The essays in this volume provide a picture of the most interesting, puzzling, and provoking aspects of Plato's Republic.
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Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists

Author: Michael Gagarin,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521437684

Category: History

Page: 324

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This edition of early Greek writings on social and political issues includes works by more than thirty authors, including the sophists, poets, tragedians, historians, medical writers and presocratic philosophers. Besides political theory, ancient political thought includes early sociology, anthropology, ethics and rhetoric, and the wide range of issues discussed includes the origin of human society, the origin of law, the nature of justice, the forms of good government, and the distribution of power among genders and social classes.
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English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.
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Religion and Violence

A Dialectical Engagement through the Insights of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Dominic Arcamone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498206956

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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The aim of Religion and Violence is to engage dialectically key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan. Sociologists and psychologists argue the link between religion and violence. Religion is viewed more as part of the problem and not part of the solution to violence. Bernard Lonergan's insights have helped the author arrive at a number of conclusions regarding the link between religion and violence. He argues that there is a difference between distorted religion and genuine religion, between authenticity and inauthenticity of the subject. Distorted religion has the capacity to shape traditions in ways that justify violence, while genuine religion heals persons, helps them make different moral decisions when confronted with situations of conflict, and aims to explore new ways of understanding themselves as shaping history toward progress. Further, Religion and Violence, while arguing from within the Catholic Christian tradition, nevertheless seeks to provide a number of categories that will speak to people from other cultural traditions. Since many of the examples of religious violence cited by commentators come out of the Islamic tradition, the author has evidenced and explored more authentic aspects of the Islamic tradition that would help provide a solution to violence.
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Plato: 'The Republic'

Author: Plato,G. R. F. Ferrari,Tom Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484435

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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Presents the most important of the Socratic dialogues as if it were a conversation; deals with the creation of an ideal commonwealth and ranks as one of the earliest Utopian works.
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The Philebus of Plato

Author: Plato,Frederick Apthorp Paley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 118

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History of Political Thought

A Thematic Introduction

Author: John Morrow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134925939X

Category: Political science

Page: 417

View: 8156

This text provides a broad-ranging thematic introduction to the Western tradition of political thought. Following a chronological introductory chapter illustrated with charts of key thinkers and works for each period, the core chapters focus on central issues in political theory: the ends of politics; the location of political power; the exercise of political authority and challenges to it. The thematic organization of the book combines detailed coverage of such "great names" as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Mill with assessments of the contributions of an exceptionally wide range of other theorists. The ideas of various thinkers are clearly related to one another and to the different contexts in which they were produced.
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Bernstein: The Preconditions of Socialism

Author: Eduard Bernstein,Henry Tudor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398084

Category: History

Page: 215

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A new translation of Bernstein's classic defence of democratic socialism.
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Phaedrus

Author: Plato

Publisher: Trajectory Inc

ISBN: 163209794X

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 1969

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Phaedrus", by Plato, is a discussion between Socrates, and Phaedrus as Socrates is in prison awaiting execution.
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Plato: The Statesman

Author: Plato,Julia Annas,Robin Waterfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521442626

Category: History

Page: 89

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The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions. In its presentation of the statesman's expertise, the Statesman modifies, as well as defending in original ways, this central theme of the Republic. This new translation is based on the revised Oxford Text of Plato and makes accessible the dialogue to students of political thought in clear and contemporary language. The introduction sets the argument in the context of the development of Plato's thought, and outlines the philosophical and historical background necessary for a full understanding of the text, particularly for a political theory readership.
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Plato

Author: Plato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674992061

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: N.A

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The Unity of Plato's 'Gorgias'

Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life

Author: Devin Stauffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521858472

Category: History

Page: 191

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Demonstrates the complex unity of Plato's Gorgias, showing how seemingly disparate themes are woven together.
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The Continuum Companion to Plato

Author: Gerald A. Press

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441161414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid the foundations of Western philosophy. His philosophical dialogues remain among the most widely read and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise cannot be exaggerated. This comprehensive and accessible guide to Plato's life and times includes more than 140 entries, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancient philosophy, covering every aspect of Plato's thought. The Companion presents details of Plato's life, historical, philosophical and literary context, synopses of all the dialogues attributed to Plato, a comprehensive overview of the various features, themes and topics apparent in the dialogues, and a thorough account of his enduring influence and the various interpretative approaches applied to his thought throughout the history of philosophy. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of ancient philosophy.
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The Birth of Rhetoric

Gorgias, Plato and their Successors

Author: Robert Wardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134757298

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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What is rhetoric? Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? This is the rhetoric of ideological manipulation and political seduction. Rhetoric is for some a distinctive mode of communication; for others, whenever someone speaks, rhetoric is present. This book is devoted to helping readers understand these rival accounts, by showing how it has happened that there are so many conceptions of rhetoric. Any such approach must be rooted in classical antiquity, since our ideas of rhetoric are the product of a complicated historical process starting in ancient Greece. Greek rhetoric was born in bitter controversy. The figure of Gorgias is at the centre of that debate and of this book: he invites us to confront the terrifying, exhilarating possibility that persuasion is just power.
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