Plato

[Revised entry by Richard Kraut on August 1, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Plato (429? - 347 B.C.E.) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and
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[Revised entry by Richard Kraut on August 1, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Plato (429? - 347 B.C.E.) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and...

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