Plato: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #79) (Paperback)

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This is book number 79 in the Very Short Introductions series.

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This lively and accessible book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what we today call
fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. It also looks at his discussions of love and philosophy, his attitude towards women, and towards homosexual love. It explores Plato's claim that virtue is sufficient for happiness and touches on his arguments for the immorality of the soul and
his ideas about the nature of the universe.

About the Author


Julia Annas is Regents Professor of Philosophy at The University of Arizona. She has published eight books and many articles on a wide variety of topics in ancient philosophy and is author of Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780192802163
ISBN-10: 019280216X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 1st, 2003
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions