The Continuum Companion to Plato (Bloomsbury Companions) by Gerald A. Press
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0826435351 | 376 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
Plato,mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher,Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid thefoundations of Western philosophy.
His philosophical dialogues remain among themost widely read and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduringinfluence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise cannot be exaggerated.
Thiscomprehensive and accessible guide to Plato's life and times includes more than140 entries, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancientphilosophy, covering every aspect of Plato's thought. The Companion presentsdetails of Plato's life, historical, philosophical and literary context,synopses of all the dialogues attributed to Plato, a comprehensive overview ofthe various features, themes and topics apparent in the dialogues, and athorough account of his enduring influence and the various interpretativeapproaches applied to his thought throughout the history of philosophy. This isan essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of ancientphilosophy.