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Plato : Past Masters - R. M. Hare


Past Masters


Published: 12th February 2010
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Even after twenty-three centuries Plato's work remains the starting-point for the study of logic, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy. But though his dialogues retain their freshness and immediacy, they can be difficult to follow. Professor Hare has provided a short introduction to Plato's thought that makes their meaning clear.

`in less than ninety pages R. M. Hare makes this monumental subject real, intelligible, and interesting' TLS

Prefacep. v
Life and Timesp. 1
Plato's Forebearsp. 9
How Plato Became a Philosopherp. 16
Understanding Platop. 24
Knowing Thingsp. 30
Definition, Dialectic and the Goodp. 38
Education and the Good Lifep. 47
The Divided Mindp. 52
The Authoritarian Statep. 58
Plato's Achievementp. 69
Further Reading and Referencesp. 76
Indexp. 79
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ISBN: 9780192875853
ISBN-10: 019287585X
Series: Past Masters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 12th February 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 2