Plato: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julia Annas

Plato: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julia Annas year 2003
  • Book name: Plato: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Julia Annas
  • Release date: 2003/7/25
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780192802163
  • Rating: 7.13 of 10
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  • Review by: Jasper Hoy
  • Review rating: 7.91 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 120
  • Includes a PDF summary of 13 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. This is not a book to leave the reader standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. It looks at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways, rather than a philosopherwith a fully worked-out system. It includes a brief account of Plato's life and the various interpretations that have been drawn from the sparse remains of information. It stresses the importance of the founding of the Academy and the conception of philosophy as a subject. Julia Annas discussesPlato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what we today call fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. She also looks at his discussions of love and philosophy, his attitude to women, and to homosexual love, explores Plato's claim that virtue is sufficient for happiness, and touches on his arguments for the immortality of the soul and his ideas about the nature of the universe.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H26M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Ideas, Western Philosophy: Ancient, To C 500, Biography: General
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 7.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 112x177x8mm
  • Weight: 107g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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