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The Continuum Companion to Plato


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Introduction; Part I: Plato's Life and his Historical and Philosophical Context; The Academy; Anti-Platonism; Drama; Education; Eleatics; Epic; Life; Mime; Orality and Literacy; Pre-Socratics; Phythagoreans; Socrates; Sophists; Part II: The Dialogues; Alcibiades; 2nd Alcibiades; Apology; Charmides; Clitophon; Cratylus; Critias; Crito; Epinomis; Euthydemus; Euthyphro; Gorgias; Hipparchus; Hippias major; Hippias minor; Ion; Laches; Laws; Letters; Lysis; Menexenus; Meno; Minos; Parmenides; Philebus; Phaedo; Phaedrus; Protagoras; Republic; Rival Lovers; Sophist; Statesman; Symposium; Theaetetus; Theages; Timaeus; Part III: Features of the Dialogues; Anonymity; Characters; Direct and narrated; Frames and framing; Irony; Language; Paideutic structure; Pedimental structure; Part IV: Themes and topics; Account; Appearance; Art; Athens; Beauty; Being; Cave; Character; City; Collection (and division); Constitutions; Cosmos; Courage; Daimon; Desire; Dialectic; Doubt; Emotion; Eristic; Excellence; Friendship; Forms/Ideas; Gods; Goodness; Happiness; Hypothesis; Image; Imitation; Induction; Inspiration; Knowledge; Justice; Language; Law; Line; Love; Madness; Mathematics; Music; Myth; Nature; One, the; Opinion; Participation; Philosophy; Piety; Pleasure; Poetry; Politics; Possession; Reason; Recollection; Rhetoric; Self-knowledge; Sophist; Sensation; Soul; Sun; Teaching; Temperance; Tyranny; Universe; Wisdom; Writing; Wonder; Part V: Plato's Influence; Ancient Platonism; Medieval Platonism and the Study of Plato; Renaissance; Early Modern; Modern; Modern and Contemporary Interpretation; Bibliography; Index.

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Gerald A. Press is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY and has published widely on Plato.

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