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  • Published: 18 July 2005
  • ISBN: 9780140455038
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

Early Socratic Dialogues




Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.

  • Pub date: 18 July 2005
  • ISBN: 9780140455038
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

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Plato Plato

Plato (c. 427-347 BC) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.


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