Plato's Biography of Socrates (Classic Reprint)

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Alfred Edward Taylor was a British idealist philosopher and a prolific author, most widely known for his work on the philosophy of idealism and his scholarship of the ancient philosopher Plato. Taylor's book Plato's Biography of Socrates is one of several that he wrote over the course of his life detailing the phenomenal life of ancient philosopher, teacher, and mathematician Plato. In this book, Taylor explores the complex relationship between the famous Plato and his equally famous teacher Socrates and covers the dialogues between them at length. At his death, Plato left behind thirty-six dialogues and thirteen letters ascribed to Socrates which have since been used to teach a wide range of subjects including philosophy, ethics, rhetoric, logic, mathematics and religion.

Known by many contemporary readers only as the famous student of Socrates, Taylor wanted to emphasize Plato's contributions to society as an ancient Greek philosopher, a mathematician and writer of philosophical dialogues - as well as the primary instructor of another famous philosopher, Aristotle, and founder of the Academy in Athens which was the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Plato's work with Socrates and later his work with Aristotle helped lay the foundations of the study of science and Western philosophy. Taylor's work as a scholar of Plato makes him an authoritative source on the life and times of the ancient philosopher, and he weaves together an intriguing book about both Plato and his mentor.

Plato's Biography of Socrates is a wonderful book for those interested in exploring Plato, Socrates, and the overwhelming connection between these two great men. Their legacy alone makes this an interesting read, but this book is also great for any reader who is interested in philosophy and ancient philosophers.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - A. E. Taylor


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780266170907

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm

Page Count - 42

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