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Plato For Beginners by Robert J. Cavalier
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Jun 11, 2010

did not like it
Read in December, 2008

Plato for Beginners is a coffee-table skimming book that aims to introduce the basic history of Philosophy in the context of Greek philosopher Plato and his teacher Socrates.

The title features plenty of illustrations and very little text in the effort to make the book easily palatable at all levels of readership. In fact it feels like skimming through a comic book – a refreshing approach indeed to a traditionally dry topic. Concepts of Platonic love, wisdom and beauty are explained in what is considered abstract philosophy in entertaining visuals and cartoon forms. On top of that, readers will also be able to take a peek at the ancient Greek ideals of a perfect society and the pillars that good governance is supposed to be built upon.

Entertaining skim but it’s a little too shallow for my liking.

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