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Plato: Meno and Phaedo

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • 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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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521859479
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 154 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • 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.

    Translator

    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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