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Plato Was Wrong

Author : David A. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781610486187
Genre : Education
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This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical questions and problems with children from pre-school age through high-school. There are lessons for a full-range of topics in philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics, and each is intended to help foster a supportive and caring classroom community of inquiry. All of the activities have been used on numerous occasions and include reflections on what teachers who employ the lesson might expect when doing so. Using this book, teachers, parents, and others can successfully being fostering philosophical inquiry with young people of all ages.
Category: Education

Plato

Author : Robin Barrow
ISBN : 9781441115096
Genre : Education
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Plato was the first and most formidable thinker to recognise that education is a fiercely contested concept, and to point out what great social and personal issues are at stake in education. He articulated a compelling argument for a liberal arts education as something peculiarly befitting free and autonomous beings. He understood the centrality of education for human well-being and flourishing. And he was the first to set forth a systematic theory of education. In this text, Robin Barrow concisely and convincingly establishes the continuing relevance of Plato's views to debates on such issues as nature vs. nurture (or genetic inheritance vs. social background), philosophy vs. sophistry (or the pursuit of true understanding vs. the pursuit of reputation, or perhaps simply truth vs. politics and the media). Questions concerning the fair distribution of education, moral education, value judgments and human nature are explored along with themes more specifically associated with Plato's philosophy such as the Theory of Ideas. The whole is embedded in a clearly presented account of the historical background to Plato's thought.
Category: Education

Plato S Euthyphro Apology And Crito

Author : Rachana Kamtekar
ISBN : 9781461640943
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, and Crito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts. Readers will find their appreciation of Plato's works greatly enriched by these essays.
Category: Philosophy

Plato And Heidegger

Author : Francisco J. Gonzalez
ISBN : 9780271035598
Genre : Philosophy
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"A study of Martin Heidegger's engagement with the philosophy of Plato. Examines how Heidegger's understanding--and misunderstanding--of Plato can help in assessing Heidegger's own philosophical program"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Substance And Attribute

Author : Michael J. Loux
ISBN : 9027709262
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book I address a dichotomy that is as central as any in ontology - that between ordinary objects or substances and the various attributes (Le. , properties, kinds, and relations) we associate with them. My aim is to arrive at the correct philosophical account of each member of the dichotomy. What I shall argue is that the various attempts to understand substances or attri butes in reductive terms fail. Talk about attributes, I shall try to show, is just that - talk about attributes; and, likewise, talk about substances is just tha- talk about substances. The result is what many will find a strange combina tion of views - a Platonistic theory of attributes, where attributes are univer sals or multiply exemplifiable entities whose existence is independent of "the world of flux", and an Aristotelian theory of substance, where substances are basic unities not reducible to metaphysically more fundamental kinds of things. Part One is concerned with the ontology of attributes. After distinguishing three different patterns of metaphysical thinking about attributes, I examine, in turn, the phenomena of predication, resemblance, and higher order quanti fication. I argue that none of these phenomena by itself is sufficient to establish the inescapability of a Platonistic interpretation of attributes. Then, I discuss the phenomenon of abstract reference as it is exhibited in the use of abstract singular terms.
Category: Philosophy

Plato Arguments Of The Philosophers

Author : J.C.B. Gosling
ISBN : 9781136956737
Genre : Reference
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This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
Category: Reference

Commentary On Plato S Gorgias

Author : Olympiodorus (the Younger, of Alexandria)
ISBN : 9004109722
Genre : Philosophy
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This is a modern, annotated translation of antiquity's only extant commentary on Plato's moral and political dialogue "Gorgias," in which the author defends ancient Greek philosophy and culture at a time when Christianity has almost replaced it. The first translation into any modern language of a central work in Platonic studies is accompanied by annotations which guide the reader in understanding the obscurities of the text, an introduction to the main issues raised by it, and a bibliography of the modern literature.
Category: Philosophy

Republic

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9780191623059
Genre : Political Science
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Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Political Science

The Laws Of Plato

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9781108060684
Genre : Philosophy
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A two-volume 1921 edition of Plato's last dialogue, comprising a short introduction, the Greek text, analyses and extensive notes.
Category: Philosophy

Chandos Ring

Author : Mark Chandos
ISBN : 1453550232
Genre : Poetry
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: Mark Chandos is a modern American poet and philosopher, also known by name Mark Staber Kobo with his bestselling poetry book Greatest Living Poet, that has worn Best Critics choice prize in 2010. Chandos Ring : Death Star Earth is the first book of a trilogy titled Exodus from Sapiens. This is a sensational masterwork of modern American epic poetry and philosophy of a space. It tells a story of Aaron, the last living member of a ruthless political dynasty responsible for the extinction of many non-Western nations of a dying Earth. His intent is to create a race of men able to live without a carbon and oxygen base. The Aarons companion to Jupiter is Talon, the greatest scientific mind of his age The result would be creating a genetically new human magus creature called Homo faustus Ultimately, Aaron discovers the alien source of human life Recognized for its idiomatic perfection and elegance of style, the epic poem Chandos Ring is a strange new reconstruction of human life that crosses modern science fiction, religion, physics, and philosophy Previous to the poem, in his philosophical introduction Unfinished Consciousness, Mark Chandos revolutionizes previous Western philosophy and reveals the hidden truth of our civilization. I have crossed my meridian voyage, where human becomes visible idiom, and so their fears. I dig the tar cave of fossil rune, where ghosts of space, time, and men coil in somatic prescience. I will rise deep in winter with no alarm, not once to follow substance of moth-winged men glazed with light. I lay down structure embedded with my selection, joy and fear reduced to equal fonts. Since if by sentience I am cognizant, then by sentience equally I annul a slur of cognizance. We make nothing that we do not spend, exhaust, and pasteurize. So I will make this sprint. If I cry counter idiom, who will survive to prevent me? Those that accept death? I drain time and element of insolvent fear, reducing bleached bones of shrill alarm to light totem on my eye.
Category: Poetry

Plato A Guide For The Perplexed

Author : Gerald A. Press
ISBN : 9781441104861
Genre : Philosophy
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It is widely agreed that Plato laid the foundations for the whole history of western thought and, well over 2000 years later, his work is still studied by every student of philosophy. Yet his thought and writings continue to evoke perplexity in readers; and perplexity (aporia) is itself a characteristic of many of his writings, a recurrent motif of his thought, and apparently an important stage one must pass through along the path to wisdom that Plato presents. Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Plato's philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book offers a detailed review of all the major dialogues and explores the particular perplexities of the dialogue form. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Plato's thought, the book also provides a cogent and reliable survey of the whole history of Platonic interpretation and his far-reaching influence. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers.
Category: Philosophy

The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry And Philosophy

Author : Thomas Gould
ISBN : 9781400861866
Genre : Drama
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Affecting audiences with depictions of suffering and injustice is a key function of tragedy, and yet it has long been viewed by philosophers as a dubious enterprise. In this book Thomas Gould uses both historical and theoretical approaches to explore tragedy and its power to gratify readers and audiences. He takes as his starting point Plato's moral and psychological objections to tragedy, and the conflict he recognized between "poetry"--the exploitation of our yearning to see ourselves as victims--and "philosophy"--the insistence that all good people are happy. Plato's objections to tragedy are shown to be an essential feature of Socratic rationalism and to constitute a formidable challenge even today. Gould makes a case for the rightness and psychological necessity of violence and suffering in literature, art, and religion, but he distinguishes between depictions of violence that elicit sympathy only for the victims and those that cause us to sympathize entirely with the perpetrators. It is chiefly the former, Gould argues, that fuel our responses not only to true tragedy but also to religious myths and critical displays of political rage. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Drama

Plato S Meno In Focus

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0415002974
Genre : Philosophy
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This book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of articles on themes in the dialogue, and an introduction setting it in its historical context, and discussing the key philosophical issues.In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the various articles discuss.A glossary is provided which briefly introduces some of the key terms and indicates how they are translated. The Meno is an excellent introduction to Plato and philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Why Gould Was Wrong

Author : Nils K. Oeijord
ISBN : 9780595752034
Genre : Science
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Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was a leading critic of human behavioral genetics, human sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, and the modern evolutionary synthesis. Why Gould Was Wrong explains why Gould's claims were horribly wrong.
Category: Science

Inquiry Forms And Substances

Author : Thomas Blackson
ISBN : 9789401102810
Genre : Philosophy
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i. Introductory remarks 1 Plato, but not Socrates, concluded that the Forms are substances. Whether the Forms are substances is not an issue that Socrates had in mind. He did not deny it, but neither did he affirm it. If Socrates were asked a series of questions designed to determine whether he believed that the Forms are substances, he would admit that he had no opinion about this philosophical issue. Unlike Plato, Socrates was not a metaphysician. The same, of course, would not have always been true of Plato. Unlike Socrates, he was a metaphysician. At some point in his career, and at least by the time of the Phaedo and the Republic, Plato did what Socrates never thought to do. Plato considered the question and concluded that the Forms are substances. Although this development occurred more than two thousand years ago, time has not eclipsed its importance. It is one of the most seminal events in the history of the philosophy. With his defense of Socrates's method of intellectual inquiry, and the development of his Theory of Forms, Plato caused a now familiar cluster of metaphysical and epistemological issues to become central to philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Plato S Political Philosophy

Author : Roger L. Huard
ISBN : 9780875865324
Genre : Philosophy
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Using The Cave as a key to Plato's political thought, Huard debunks conventional interpretations, conservative and progressive, and unfolds Plato's notions about the structure of the world and his ideas about justice and human well being, and challenges many of our conceptions of the cosmos and deeply held political beliefs.
Category: Philosophy

Symposium Of Plato

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0520066952
Genre : Philosophy
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"By far the liveliest, most readable translation ever published of the Symposium--perhaps the liveliest, most readable translation of a Platonic dialogue ever printed."--John Patrick Lynch "Much the best translation of the Symposium that I have ever read. In his ambition to avoid 'translator's English' Griffith has been completely successful. Nor has he sacrificed accuracy, even where he sacrifices literalness."--G. R. F. Ferrari
Category: Philosophy