World Classics Library: Plato: The Republic, Charmides, Meno, Gorgias, Parmenides, Symposium, Euthyp
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"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." - Alfred North WhiteheadPlato's ideas on reason, justice, and religion have had profound impact on Western philosophy and politics. This beautiful jacketed hardback collects some of his most celebrated writings, including his iconic work The Republic. These Ancient Greek dialogues are written as conversations between Plato's mentor Socrates and various Athenian citizens, covering vast range of topics including the construction of communities, immortality of the soul, temperance, rhetoric and virtue. His writings have been studied for hundreds of years and yet remain strikingly pertinent in the modern world.