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Meno and other dialogues

By: Plato Waterfield, Robin(Translated by)

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199555664 / 9780199555666
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25/06/2009
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20 cm liv, 190 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Translated from the Ancient Greek. Originally published: 2005. Contents: Charmides -- Laches -- Lysis -- Meno.

Meno Charmides Laches Lysis'Do please try to tell us what courage is...'In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. In the conversations between Socrates and his interlocutors, moral concepts are debated and shown to be more complex than at first appears, until all the participants in the conversationsare reduced to bafflement. The artistry as well as the philosophy of these dialogues has always been widely admired. The introduction to this edition explains the course of the four dialogues and examines the importance of Socrates' questions and arguments, and the notes cover major and minor points in more detail. This is an essential volume for understanding the brilliance of the first Western philosopher.

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2AHA Ancient (Classical) Greek, 3D BCE to c 500 CE, DB Classical texts, HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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