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Great Ideas Symposium

Penguin Great Ideas

By Plato

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 25 August 2005

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership - and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.

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Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the founders of the Western intellectual tradition. Inspired by Socrates' teaching, Plato sought a cure for the ills of society not in politics but in philosophy, and in the early fourth century BC he founded the Academy in Athens, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching. He wrote over twenty philosophical dialogues.

EAN: 9780141023847
ISBN: 0141023848
Publisher: Penguin
Dimensions: 18.1 x 11.1 x 0.7 centimetres (0.04 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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The Symposium by Plato is a lovely hear say dialogue on Love as described by his friends at one of their many drinking parties. It can be a little hard to follow for younger readers, and should probably be read by people aged 18 and over, not because of sexual content, but the ideas are sometimes very complex. Whether you want to read this for academic or spare time purposes, make sure you read some supplement too, otherwise you may find yourself a bit lost in parts.

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