The Bloomsbury Companion to Plato - Bloomsbury Companions (Paperback)
  • The Bloomsbury Companion to Plato - Bloomsbury Companions (Paperback)
zoom

The Bloomsbury Companion to Plato - Bloomsbury Companions (Paperback)

(editor)
£29.99
Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 17/12/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid the foundations of Western philosophy. The Bloomsbury Companion to Plato provides a comprehensive and accessible study guide to Plato's thought. Written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancient philosophy, this companion covers five major areas; - Plato's life and his historical, philosophical and literary context - synopses of all the dialogues attributed to Plato - the most important features of the dialogues - the key themes and topics apparent in the dialogues - Plato's enduring influence and the various interpretative approaches applied to his thought throughout the history of philosophy Covering every aspect of Plato's thought in over 140 entries, The Bloomsbury Companion to Plato is an engaging introduction to Plato and an essential resource for anyone working in the field of ancient philosophy.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474250917
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The editor has assembled a remarkably wide range of contributors, able to cover - as successfully as any team could, within the space of a single volume - the outlines of the complex and fissiparous world of Plato, Platonism, and Platonic interpretation up to the present day. The book represents a unique resource for advanced students and professional scholars alike. -- Christopher Rowe, Emeritus Professor of Greek, Durham University, UK
Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students; general readers. -- A.P. Johnson, Lee University, CHOICE
Gerald Press and his associate editors, Harald Tarrant, Deborah Nails and Francesco Gonzalez, have given us a companion to turn (and return) to for succinct guidance about topics in Plato's philosophy, the intellectual context in which he wrote, and the many different historical and contemporary interpretations of his work . . . Both in overall conception and its individual entries this companion is much to be welcomed . . . The high standard of the contributions and the rich array of entries make this companion an excellent resource for courses on Plato or individual dialogues, while it also has much to offer to anyone who wants a concise and up-to-date introduction to aspects of Plato, his work, or his philosophy. -- Albert Joosse, Universitat Freiburg, Breisgau, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

You may also be interested in...

The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Doors of Perception
Added to basket
The Book of Why
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Live Like A Stoic
Added to basket
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.