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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.

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    9780140455038

    July 18, 2005

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    400 pages

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  • Early Socratic Dialogues
    Plato Plato, Emlyn-Jones Chris, Plato

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    9780141914077

    July 18, 2005

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    400 pages

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