Meno and Other Dialogues

Meno and Other Dialogues : Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno

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Meno Charmides Laches Lysis

'Do please try to tell us what courage is...'

In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. In the conversations between Socrates and his interlocutors, moral concepts are debated and shown to be more complex than at first appears, until all the participants in the conversations
are reduced to bafflement.

The artistry as well as the philosophy of these dialogues has always been widely admired. The introduction to this edition explains the course of the four dialogues and examines the importance of Socrates' questions and arguments, and the notes cover major and minor points in more detail. This is an essential volume for understanding the brilliance of the first Western philosopher.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 13mm | 180g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199555664
  • 9780199555666
  • 141,677

Table of contents

MENO; CHARMIDES; LACHES; LYSIS
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About Plato

Robin Waterfield has previously translated, for OWC, Herodotus' Histories, Plato's Republic, Symposium, Gorgias, Phaedrus, Aristotle's Physics, Plutarch's GReek Lives and Roman Lives, Euripides' Orestes and Other Plays and The First Philosophers
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