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Protagoras : Hackett Classics - Plato

Protagoras

Hackett Classics

By: Plato, Michael Frede, Stanley Lombardo (Translator), Karen Bell (Translator)

Paperback Published: 15th March 1992
ISBN: 9780872200944
Number Of Pages: 112

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In addition to its interest as one of Plato's most brilliant dramatic masterpieces, the Protagoras presents a vivid picture of the crisis of fifth century Greek thought, in which traditional values and conceptions of humanity were subjected to criticism of the Sophists and to the far moreradical criticism of Socrates. The dialogue deals with many themes which are central to the ethical theories which Plato developed under the influence of Socrates, notably, the nature of human excellence, the relation of knowledge to right conduct, and the place of pleasure in the good life. Thisrevised edition includes a new Preface and Introduction, as well as numerous changes to the translation and commentary.

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A very readable translation that conveys both the philosophical and the dramatic context better than any existing translation. It is extremely accurate in conveying the movement of the argument and in noting significant points of philosophical usage. . . . I am very impressed with the vividness and the easy flow of the prose. --John Cooper, Princeton University

ISBN: 9780872200944
ISBN-10: 0872200949
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 15th March 1992
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09

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