A Companion to Plato
A Companion to Plato  -     Edited By: Hugh H. Benson
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A Companion to Plato

Edited By: Hugh H. Benson
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Delve into Plato through the understanding of the leading Platonic scholars as they examine the different ways in which we still deal with Plato's legacy today. From perception and knowledge to politics and cosmology, readers will see how Plato's positions compare and contrast with those put out by others. An overview of Plato's life, works and philosophical method is also included. 496 pages.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405191112
ISBN-13: 9781405191111
Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

Publisher's Description

This broad-ranging Companion comprises originalcontributions from leading Platonic scholars and reflects thedifferent ways in which they are dealing with Plato’s legacy.
  • Covers an exceptionally broad range of subjects from diverseperspectives
  • Contributions are devoted to topics, ranging from perceptionand knowledge to politics and cosmology
  • Allows readers to see how a position advocated in one ofPlato’s dialogues compares with positions advocated inothers
  • Permits readers to engage the debate concerning Plato’sphilosophical development on particular topics
  • Also includes overviews of Plato’s life, works andphilosophical method

Author Bio

Hugh H. Benson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. He is the editor of Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates (1992) and author of Socratic Wisdom (2000) as well as various articles on the philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Editorial Reviews

"This compendium of 29 essays by leading scholars, on every aspectof Plato from his biography and literary style to his metaphysicsand politics to his reception by later philosophical and religioustraditions, is a welcome addition to the resources available tostudents of Plato. A number of essays distill cutting-edge researchdeveloped in greater detail in the authors’ monographs. Theresult is a book every student of Plato will want toconsult."
Rachana Kamtekar, University of Arizona

"This is a valuable collection of essays from a distinguishedcast of contributors. It should prove useful to a wide variety ofreaders."
Chris Bobonich, Stanford University

"This hefty volume differs from many anthologies on Plato in itscomprehensiveness...The essays represent recent scholarship onPlato, with bibliographical references at the end of each essay toliterature almost exclusively within the last 50 years...To a loverof Plato, another volume of essays on his thought is alwayswelcome."

"A work avowedly for the philosopher and the studentphilosopher, but accessible too by other students, this will be awelcome addition in a wide range of libraries from undergraduatelevel upwards."
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