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Many consider Plato not only the greatest philosopher, but the greatest Greek prose writer. Numerous English translations have been attempted, largely to be criticized & forgotten. Over a century after the 1st edition of his translation in 1871, Benjamin Jowett's reputation remains. Jowett (1817-93) was a classical scholar & Master of Balliol College, Oxford, who s ...more
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Published March 12th 1937 by Random House
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There is a doctrine whispered in secret that man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door and run away; this is a great mystery which I do not quite understand.
---Socrates

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It is amazing to understand how inteligent many people were over two thousand years ago. What happened?
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Plato is essentially a practical philosopher rather than a visionary or aloof theorist. Even little that is known of his life indicates the variety of wordly experience and observation on which he based his mature thought. According to this book the attainment of the vision of reality is the purpose of philosopher and is the greatest happiness of man. That being said, this book contains Plato's most comprehensive vision. His dramatic genius finds its fullest expression in this book of his.
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The Republic is unfortunately only in abbreviated form.
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(Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: أفلاطون)
Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

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