A Companion to Plato

A Companion to Plato

Editor(s): Hugh H. Benson

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405115216

Online ISBN: 9780470996256

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996256

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: PLATONIC METHOD AND THE DIALOGUE FORM

  2. Part II: PLATONIC EPISTEMOLOGY

  3. Part III: PLATONIC METAPHYSICS

  4. Part IV: PLATONIC PSYCHOLOGY

  5. Part V: PLATONIC ETHICS, POLITICS, AND AESTHETICS

  6. Part VI: PLATONIC LEGACY

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