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Plato: Meno and Phaedo

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  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521859479

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  • Plato's Meno and Phaedo are two of the most important works of ancient western philosophy and continue to be studied around the world. The Meno is a seminal work of epistemology. The Phaedo is a key source for Platonic metaphysics and for Plato's conception of the human soul. Together they illustrate the birth of Platonic philosophy from Plato's reflections on Socrates' life and doctrines. This edition offers new and accessible translations of both works, together with a thorough introduction that explains the arguments of the two dialogues and their place in Plato's thought.

    • Includes an introduction to each work outlining the recent scholarship and new areas of interpretation
    • Clear and accessible edition including a consistent translation of Greek terms, allowing for easy reference with the original text
    • Contains chronology and further reading to provide a contextual basis of the texts for students
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    "....an excellent edition of the texts and well-suited for undergraduate use.... On the whole, the introduction has much to recommend it. At twenty-five pages, it is extensive enough to allow for a meaningful and reasonably thorough first look at the dialogues.... The lucid introduction and helpful footnotes, moreover, will make this volume especially suitable for the students and new readers at whom the Cambridge series is primarily aimed."
    --Josh Wilburn, University of Victoria, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

    "....Plato: Meno and Phaedo will be invaluable to those who are interested in overcoming the truncated versions of Plato that substitute for a careful consideration of his work."
    --George Lazaroiu, PhD, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521859479
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 154 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Chronology
    Further reading
    Meno
    Phaedo
    Index.

  • Editor

    David Sedley, University of Cambridge
    Alex Long is RCUK Fellow in Post-Classical Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He has previously published articles on Presocratic and Platonic philosophy.

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    Alex Long, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    David Sedley is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His books include Plato's Cratylus (2003) and The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus (2004).

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