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
Wiley-Blackwell / 2009 / Paperback

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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 original contributions from leading Platonic scholars and reflects the different ways in which they are dealing with Plato’s legacy.
  • Covers an exceptionally broad range of subjects from diverse perspectives
  • Contributions are devoted to topics, ranging from perception and knowledge to politics and cosmology
  • Allows readers to see how a position advocated in one of Plato’s dialogues compares with positions advocated in others
  • Permits readers to engage the debate concerning Plato’s philosophical development on particular topics
  • Also includes overviews of Plato’s life, works and philosophical 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 aspect of Plato from his biography and literary style to his metaphysics and politics to his reception by later philosophical and religious traditions, is a welcome addition to the resources available to students of Plato. A number of essays distill cutting-edge research developed in greater detail in the authors’ monographs. The result is a book every student of Plato will want to consult."
Rachana Kamtekar, University of Arizona

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

"This hefty volume differs from many anthologies on Plato in its comprehensiveness...The essays represent recent scholarship on Plato, with bibliographical references at the end of each essay to literature almost exclusively within the last 50 years...To a lover of Plato, another volume of essays on his thought is always welcome."

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