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    The Symposium (Penguin Great Ideas) (Paperback) By (author) Plato

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    DescriptionThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.


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    Title
    The Symposium
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141023847
    ISBN 10: 0141023848
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    DC22: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, BIO009000, LCO000000
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, DNT, DNB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    25 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the founders of the Western intellectual tradition. Inspired by Socrates' teaching, Plato sought a cure for the ills of society not in politics but in philosophy, and in the early fourth century BC he founded the Academy in Athens, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching. He wrote over twenty philosophical dialogues.