Early Socratic Dialogues

Early Socratic Dialogues

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  • ISBN 9780140455038
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
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Rich in drama and humour, the Early Socratic Dialogues include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato’s philosophy.

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Early Socratic Dialogues

Early Socratic Dialogues

Written by: Plato, Introduction by: Trevor J. Saunders, Edited by: Trevor J. Saunders, Edited by: Chris Emlyn-Jones, Translated by: Trevor J. Saunders