Plato

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"Plato," by Mitch Francis

Plato

[oohcol] [oohead class=”centerhead”]Significance[/oohead] [phil writer=”Lalor”]Plato has staying power. Although he lived from 427—347 BCE, he is still rightly considered one of the greatest philosophers ever. According to the great English philosopher and mathematician, Alfred North Whitehead — one of the twentieth century’s great philosophers in his own right –[quote]The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. (Process and Reality. Free Press, 1979. 39.) [/quote]And Plato is a supreme systematizer: his work harmonizes into one whole his philosophies of education, ethics, politics, love, and psychology; his theories of knowledge, […]

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Socrates in Plato’s Apology

Our text comes from Plato: The Collected Dialogues (17a to 42a), Eds. Huntington and Cairns. Trans. Hugh Tredennick. Princeton University Press, 1961. 4-26. I have included some section headings from Jowett’s translation. I’ve used a [hilite bg=”yellow”]highlighter[/hilite] so that you should be able to read the marked portions for an overview on your first look through.[stephanusnote][avatars][oohcol][/oohcol]
"Plato," by Mitch Francis

Plato’s Republic

Our selections come from the common Jowett translation of Plato’s Republic. For further study, I recommend C.D.C. Reeve’s better, albeit non-free, translation for Hackett Publishing, from 2004. [pretty-pdf][stephanusnote] I’ve inserted speaker-labels (e.g., Socrates) to indicate the flow of dialogue — even in cases where Socrates is reporting what the speaker said. Once characters are established, I thin them out. [avatars] [republic_contents dead=”3713,3715,3719,5978,3976″] [blockylist tag=”Plato,Socrates”]