Plato's Shadow: A Primer on Plato

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This book provides the student and general reader with a comprehensive overview of Plato's thought. It includes an introduction to the life and times of Plato and a precis of each of his dialogues, amongst which the Apology, Laches, Gorgias, Symposium, Phaedrus, Phaedo, Meno, Timaeus, Theaetetus, Republic, and 18 others. SECTION I INTRODUCTION I. History of Athens up to the time of Plato II. The Pre-Socratics III. Socrates IV. Plato and his works SECTION 2 PLATOS DIALOGUES 1. Alcibiades; 2. Laches; 3. Charmides; 4. Lysis; 5. Greater Hippias; 6. Lesser Hippias 7. Protagoras 8. Gorgias 9. Clitophon 10. Euthyphro 11. Apology 12. Crito 13. Meno 14. Euthydemus 15. Cratylus 16. Ion 17. Phaedrus 18. Symposium 19. Phaedo 20. Republic 21. Parmenides 22. Theaetetus 23. Sophist 24. Statesman 25. Philebus 26. Timaeus 27. Critias

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A succinct precis of the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers ... For the newcomer or undergraduate it's a great resource, being both a celebration of and an introduction to some of the most remarkable, beautiful, provocative, powerful and vital writings in Western literature. --The Good Web Guide

This book provides a tremendously useful service to anyone studying Plato, or to the more general reader who might otherwise struggle to make headway unaided ... [It is] an essential addition to the library of any serious student of Plato's philosophy - which, given his undiminished importance, should be every philosopher! --PhilosophyOnline

An invaluable, indispensible guide that avoids the usual one-sided approach to Plato ... even the ordering of the dialogues makes sense. I shall certainly be recommending it to my students. --Dr Alan Cardew, University of Essex

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