Why Plato Wrote

Why Plato Wrote

Author(s): Danielle S. Allen

Published Online: 29 NOV 2012 08:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334487

Online ISBN: 9781118556696

DOI: 10.1002/9781118556696

Series Editor(s): Neville Morley

About this Book

Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world's first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world's first think-tank activist and message man.

  • Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics
  • Offers accessible discussions of Plato's philosophy of language and political theory
  • Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011

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  1. Part I: Why Plato Wrote

  2. Part II: What Plato Did

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