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The Being of the Beautiful : Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman

Plato ;Benardete, Seth

1984

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  • Title:
    The Being of the Beautiful : Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman
  • Author: Plato ; Benardete, Seth
  • Description: The Being of the Beautiful collects Plato’s three dialogues, the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesmen, in which Socrates formulates his conception of philosophy while preparing for trial. Renowned classicist Seth Benardete’s careful translations clearly illuminate the dramatic and philosophical unity of these dialogues and highlight Plato’s subtle interplay of language and structure. Extensive notes and commentaries, furthermore, underscore the trilogy’s motifs and relationships. “The translations are masterpieces of literalness. . . . They are honest, accurate, and give the reader a wonderful sense of the Greek.”—Drew A. Hyland, Review of Metaphysics.
    Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Guide for the Reader -- Theaetetus -- Theaetetus Commentary -- Sophist -- Sophist Commentary -- Statesman -- Statesman Commentary -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- .
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780226670393 ; ISBN: 9780226670379
  • Subjects: Plato. -- Theaetetus ; Plato. -- Sophist ; Plato. -- Statesman ; Knowledge, Theory of -- Early works to 1800 ; Sophists (Greek philosophy) -- Early works to 1800 ; Methodology -- Early works to 1800 ; Ontology -- Early works to 1800
  • Language: English

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