The Essential Plato (The Virgin Philosophers)

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According to Plato, perhaps the greatest philosopher of all time, "philosophy begins in wonder". His ideas grew against the turbulent background of Ancient Greece, yet his famous "Dialogues" rank amongst the world's most serene and profound literature. The "Virgin Philosophers" series cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers, attempting to calrify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.

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Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and the forthcoming Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).

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