Six Great Dialogues

Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium, The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Plato's Dialogues rank among Western civilization's most important and influential philosophical works. These 6 selections of his major works explore a broad range of enduringly relevant issues. Authoritative Jowett translations.
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Rethinking Plato

A Cartesian Quest for the Real Plato

Author: Necip Fikri Alican

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 620

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No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian quest for the real Plato. What makes it Cartesian is that it looks for Plato independently of the prevailing paradigms on where we are supposed to find him.The result of the quest is a complete pedagogical platform on Plato. This does not mean that the book leaves nothing out, covering all the dialogues and all the themes, but that it provides the full intellectual apparatus for doing just that.It consists of two parts. The first is a general orientation in three chapters, one each pertaining to the life, thought, and works of Plato. The second is a dialogic companion covering the four dialogues built around the last days of Socrates, with a separate chapter devoted to each: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo .
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Compassionate Critical Thinking

How Mindfulness, Creativity, Empathy, and Socratic Questioning Can Transform Teaching

Author: Ira Rabois

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475828837

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Compassionate Critical Thinking demonstrates how to use mindfulness with instructional effectiveness to increase student participation and decrease classroom stress, and it turns the act of teaching into a transformational practice. Many books teach mindfulness, but few provide a model for teaching critical thinking and integrating it across the curriculum. The purpose of this book is to show teachers how to create a classroom culture of compassionate critical thinking. When students feel a lack of meaning and purpose in their school lives, they resist learning. Using a Socratic style of inquiry, Rabois changes the classroom dynamic to encourage self-reflection, insight, and empathy. Vignettes capture dialogue between teacher and students to illustrate how mindfulness practices elicit essential questions which stimulate inquiry and direct discovery. What bigger mystery is there, what more interesting and relevant story, than the story of one’s own mind and heart and how they relate us to the world?
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Jane Austen The Dover Reader

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801780

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9900

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Selections from the ever-popular English author's works include the complete text of two of her novels, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, in addition to excerpts from her letters and Juvenilia.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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