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Selected Dialogues By Plato Benjamin Jowett,

  • Title: Selected Dialogues
  • Author: Plato Benjamin Jowett
  • ISBN: 9780375758409
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Benjamin Jowett s translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett s renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett s best features and Plato s own masterly style.Gathered here are many of Plato s liveliest and richest texts Ion takes up the question of poetrBenjamin Jowett s translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett s renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett s best features and Plato s own masterly style.Gathered here are many of Plato s liveliest and richest texts Ion takes up the question of poetry and introduces the Socratic method Protagoras discusses poetic interpretation and shows why cross examination is the best way to get at the truth Phaedrus takes on the nature of rhetoric, psychology, and love, as does the famous Symposium Finally, Apology gives us Socrates art of persuasion put to the ultimate test defending his own life.Pelliccia s new Introduction to this volume clarifies its contents and addresses the challenges of translating Plato freshly and accurately In its combination of accessibility and depth, Selected Dialogues of Plato is the ideal introduction to one of the key thinkers of all time.
    Selected Dialogues Benjamin Jowett s translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right In this volume Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett s renderings of five key dialogues giving us a modern

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    1. How should you really do a review of this I want to start by stating the formula I came up with for giving it the 3 star I liked it rating First and foremost, the thing that really makes this collection of dialogues readable is the heartfelt and piercing introduction by Hayden Pelliccia This introduction, accompanied with explanations on why the Jowett translation was used, how she improved on the Jowett translation, and her quest for accuracy in the details of the dialogues, is what really brou [...]

    2. Platonic dialogues, while some of the most important philosophical works this world will ever see, can be awfully dull at times That is the only reason I am withholding that fifth star in this review Part of me actually hopes that Socrates didn t actually exist and that he was sort of a Martinus Scriblerus for Plato and his compatriots If Socrates existed and actually spoke to people the way he does in Plato s dialogues, it s no wonder he was put to death.At any rate, this selection of Plato s d [...]

    3. Hayden Pelliccia de Victorianizes Benjamin Jowlett s translation of five writings mis titled Dialogues, as the Apology is almost entirely a monologue selected for their literary representation of Aristocles The first three dialogues are named for the interlocuter engaging Socrates Dialogues begins with an un intimidating dialogue in Ion This humorous and short writing has Socrates overwhelming a witless antagonist, who has such a broad definition of his art that he equates it with generalship.Th [...]

    4. I admit that I didn t give this book my full attention If my observations are off base, this is why.It appears to me that Plato was a Marxist Or rather that Marx was a Platoist.In The Republic, he called for children to be taken away from their parents at a very early age to be raised by the state The proper officers will take the offspring of the good parents to the pen or the fold, and there they will deposit them with certain nurses who dwell in a separate quarter but the offspring of the inf [...]

    5. So far I have read only one of the dialogues from this collection Phaedrus but it is a good translation of a great dialogue Take the time to read this slowly and you will see Plato at his finest Three speeches on the nature of love are the focus of the dialogue, but don t skim the dramatic interludes The I read Plato the I see the incredible philosophical nuance of what might at first seem to be only literary device There is great wisdom lurking in every sentence of this short text.

    6. The book I have is an older version translated by Jowett in 1967 It is so old I had to tape it together It looks like a blue painters tape version with the title put on the spine with a sharpie Incredible and indispensable, the Dialogues in my version include apology, crito, phaedo, symposium, and republic I read another version of the republic to get a better break down of the ideas that it holds, but all together this version was than sufficient.

    7. Have to read Phaedres for my UH class Not sure what Phaedres has to do with education yet, but it s challenging my thinking about love hmmm

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