Publish date: February 25th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Political Science
This book has some brilliant/famous parts, but it's mostly just a guy eloquently agreeing with himself. The allegory of the cave is terrific. The basic concept of a Socratic Dialogue is fascinating: far easier to read and follow than the typical philosophical prose, but also comical in some ways, at...
Arguably this is the greatest work of philosophy ever written and it is pretty clearly one of the most important books of all time. It comes the closest to summing up all of Plato`s philosophy in one place.All of Plato`s works are dialogues with the main character usually being Socrates. The first...
"Homer is dear to me, but truth is dearer."
This man is a pure genius at argumentation. I mean, sweet baby Jesus, even if I didn't agree with them, his examples were so well made and so well exposed and explained I actually began to feel like the most ignorant person ever - specially because they were always simple example, the kind of exampl...
My re-reading of this for my university course has led me to the same conclusions I found when I first read it a couple of years back, except this time I am fortunate enough to have understood it better than last time. My conclusions being that Plato, and through him Socrates, was very intelligent, ...
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