As usual in the very short introduction series one must not have previous expertise in the field for the purpose of enjoying the ride in platos philosophy read more one person found this helpful helpful comment report abuse epops 20 out of 5 stars short and deficient march 27 2005. Plato a very short introduction very short introductions 79 julia annas plato was a philosopher in classical greece and the founder of the academy in athens the first institution of higher learning in the western world he is widely considered the pivotal figure in the development of western philosophy. The hardcover of the plato a very short introduction by julia annas at barnes noble free shipping on 35 or more bn outlet membership educators gift cards stores events help plato introduction book book by plato plato a short biography harvard philosophy book explore more items. Plato a very short introduction explores the philosophy and argument of platos writings looking at plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways rather than a philosopher with a fully worked out system it discusses platos style of writing his use of the dialogue form his use of what we today call fiction and his philosophical transformation of myths. Plato a very short introduction julia annas publication date may 2003 isbn 9780192802163 120 pages paperback 4 1 2 x 7 inches in stock retail price to students 1195 a lively and accesible introduction to philosophy in the context of platos writings
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