Book Reviews of Great Dialogues of Plato

Great Dialogues of Plato
Great Dialogues of Plato
Author: W. H. D. Rouse, Plato
ISBN-13: 9780451628275
ISBN-10: 0451628276
Publication Date: 3/1/1956
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent insight into the culture and minds of the founding geniuses of the age of Rationalism.
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"For those who do not know, Plato was Socrates' preeminent student. The dialogues are treatises on various interesting questions, such as what is love, virtue, etc.... The style of the texts are based on the Socratic method of asking questions and use of analogy to test an hypothesis. This gives the texts the style of mysteries as you follow the twists and turns of the arguments to get to the conclusion. Socrates is often the protagonist guiding the reader so it also gives the texts a sense of biography.

This collection contains probably the best works, and Rouse's translation is clear and easy to read. Enjoyable, entertaining, mind-opening."
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A classic - need I say more?
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never read it.