On Plato, 1st Edition
- John Peterman William Paterson University
- ISBN-10: 0534576087 | ISBN-13: 9780534576080
- 96 Pages
- © 2000 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50
This brief text assists students in understanding Plato's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON PLATO is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher better enabling students to engage in the reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
1. PLATO'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Life in 5th and 4th century Athens. The Polis. War. Greek Education. Rhetoric-Part 1.
Death. Life. Rhetoric- Part ll.
3. THE MEDIUM OF THE DIALOGUE.
Literary Background. Frames and Settings. Conversations. Stories and Myths. Socratic Irony.