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Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars -- many commissioned especially for this volume -- are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works attributed to Plato in antiquity. In his introductory essay, John Cooper explains the presentation of these works, discusses questions concerning the chronology of their c ...more
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Ben Marcher If you are only reading for pleasure or self-study, go with the download.

If you need it for school classes, definitely go with textbook.

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If you are only reading for pleasure or self-study, go with the download.

If you need it for school classes, definitely go with textbook.

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Complete Works, Plato
Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years. Others believe that the oldest extant manuscript dates to circa. AD 895, 1100 yea
Oct 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted my copy of this book by my Philosophy professor back in college. He was a character: he'd ride a bike to work, could discuss theories for hours and he would go to used bookstores to pick up the great journals for less than a dollar and give them the students based on the type of beliefs they exhibited in class. If you were a Utilitarian he gave you a book by Bentham or Mill, if you expressed a Libertarian outlook, he'd present you with Thoreau or Nietzsche. When he handed me my book ...more
Dylan Mcarthur
Apr 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
The dialogues of Plato have helped renew my faith in life and humanity. In college I learned that 1) there is no truth, 2) every assertion is merely someone's perspective and 3) all meaningful inquiry involves a deconstruction of someone else's thoughts (i.e. someone deluded enough not to know that there isn't any truth and that all is perspective). Plato believed in reason, in the reality of goodness (i.e., the better choice), and in the value of the struggle to understand ourselves and the wor ...more
Feb 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In Greek literature, there are many authors whose substantive ideas and technical literary skills are breathtaking. Purely in terms of influence -- by which I mean the degree to which a particular author has reconfigured the intellectual landscape for future generations -- it is undisputed that the two greatest writers in the Greek literary tradition are Homer and Plato. Plato took philosophy to an entirely new level, and few if any philosophers who wrote subsequently have matched the extraordin ...more
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I'm not finished , you can't be finished with Plato, but I gotta move on. I'll be coming back to this volume sooner or later.
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Many reviewers have noted how this book is the Bible of Plato. They are correct.

I recommend this book for anyone who plans to study Plato in-depth. Containing all the extant works of Plato, this book will not disappoint those who want to experience all of Plato's thought. Most pages have footnotes explaining unclear references to historical places, or other important concepts.

The introduction is superb, providing details to approaching the writings of Plato. It is a helpful guide for those who
Apr 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's practically a Bible.
NB I did NOT read this kindle book, but did read the Compete Works of Plato translated by Jowett, however, it was so long it was printed in more than one volume, this is the one I chose to use; in fact, I read more than 31 books, but not many more.

This rating is an average rating. There are several works that are 4 and 5 star works; make no mistake, Plato was extremely bright. But there is also a lot of drivel, and much of this is written like arguments with one of those people who just LOVE to
Other than the Bible, I'm not sure there's a collection of writings that have influenced Western civilization more than Plato's.
Given it's cumbersome size, I had recently read many of the dialogues here in other translations in volumes of more manageable size. I read all the dialogues in this collection that I had not yet read elsewhere.
Farewell, study your philosophy, and try to interest the other young men in it. —Letter XIII

...these are the studies. Whether they are difficult, whether they are easy, this is the way we must proceed. —Epinomis 992a

...If we live truly the life of philosophy —Letter VI

I'm not going to presume to review Plato's works. I'm not qualified to do that; I've read them, not studied them.

What I have decided to do is talk a little about the volume itself, and give my opinion on which works I t
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  • The Complete Works: The Revised Oxford Translation, Vol. 1
  • The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts
  • Fear and Trembling/Repetition
  • Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
  • The Ethics/Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect/Selected Letters
  • The Major Works
  • Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • A History of Philosophy, Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy, from Augustine to Duns Scotus
  • Philosophy Before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary
  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World
  • Principles of Human Knowledge & Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
  • Early Greek Philosophy
  • Basic Writings: Ten Key Essays, plus the Introduction to Being and Time
  • The Portable Nietzsche
  • The Social Contract & Other Later Political Writings (Texts in the History of Political Thought)
(Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: أفلاطون) (Alternate Spelling: Platón, Platone)
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 philosoph
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“What a strange thing that which men call pleasure seems to be, and how astonishing the relation it has with what is thought to be its opposite, namely pain! A man cannot have both at the same time. Yet if he pursues and catches the one, he is almost always bound to catch the other also, like two creatures with one head.” 22 likes
“Whenever someone, on seeing something, realizes that that which he now sees wants to be like some other reality but falls short and cannot be like that other since it is inferior, do we agree that one who thinks this must have prior knowledge of that to which he says it is like, but deficiently so?” 11 likes
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