The Cambridge Companion to Plato

The Cambridge Companion to Plato

 
Edition number: 2, Revised
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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ISBN13:9781108457262
ISBN10:1108457266
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:520 pages
Size:227x151x32 mm
Weight:900 g
Language:English
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A rich and wide-ranging Companion to Plato's philosophy that is accessible to students while of equal interest to scholars.

Long description:
The first edition of the Cambridge Companion to Plato (1992), edited by Richard Kraut, shaped scholarly research and guided new students for thirty years. This new edition introduces students to fresh approaches to Platonic dialogues while advancing the next generation of research. Of its seventeen chapters, nine are entirely new, written by a new generation of scholars. Six others have been thoroughly revised and updated by their original authors. The volume covers the full range of Plato's interests, including ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, religion, mathematics, and psychology. Plato's dialogues are approached as unified works and considered within their intellectual context, and the revised introduction suggests a way of reading the dialogues that attends to the differences between them while also tracing their interrelations. The result is a rich and wide-ranging volume which will be valuable for all students and scholars of Plato.

'Without question, the second edition of this companion is a welcome addition to Plato scholarship ... These essays illuminate specific aspects of his work within its coherent overall corpus. Including a historical chronology, a 32-page bibliography, extensive chapter notes, and a general index and index locorum, this volume will be an enduring resource ... Essential.' J. Gough, Choice
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to the study of Plato David Ebrey and Richard Kraut; 2. Plato in his context T. H. Irwin; 3. Stylometry and chronology Leonard Brandwood; 4. Plato's Socrates and his conception of philosophy Eric Brown; 5. Being good at being bad: Plato's Hippias Minor Agnes Callard; 6. Inquiry in the Meno Gail Fine; 7. Why eros? Suzanne Obdrzalek; 8. Plato on philosophy and the mysteries G&&&225;bor Betegh; 9. The unfolding account of the forms in the Phaedo David Ebrey; 10. The defense of justice in Plato's republic Richard Kraut; 11. Plato on poetic creativity: A revision Elizabeth Asmis; 12. Betwixt and between: Plato on mathematical objects Henry Mendell; 13. Another good
-bye to the third man Constance C. Meinwald; 14. Plato's Sophist on false statements Michael Frede; 15. Cosmology and human nature in the Timaeus Emily Fletcher; 16. The fourfold classification and Socrates' craft analogy in the Philebus Verity Harte; 17. Law in Plato's late politics Rachana Kamtekar and Rachel Singpurwalla.