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Plato: Philosophy in an Hour by [Strathern, Paul]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2219 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress; ePub ed edition (1 Mar. 2012)
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  • Language: English
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A very quick overview of Plato's life, philosophy and influence. Much more is needed but this does its job very well
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And so it seems that Alcibiades wanted to be Socrate's boyfriend, etc.....

Like I care? Who cares about these stupid anectodes. Tell me about Plato and his philosophy, dumb***s
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It will take you less than an hour to read this.

It is written in a very simple form, which is easy to follow and absorb. This is good given the fear with which one may approach Plato, or philosophy, for the first time.

The book covers three broad areas:

(1) the context of the world in which Plato lived, and his life experiences;

(2) a high level explanation of his philosophy: a major influence on Christian theology following the neo-Platonists, and still of great influence, Regardless of your personal spirituality, you can learn from this;

(3) a very short summary of his views on how society should be ordered. These views are unpleasant in application, and were an influence on fascism and communism.

For the price this is very good value, and worth reading.
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A good and accessible guide to Plato, laced with humour and contemporary insight. At 99p, it is a no brainer.
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A great overview of Plato's work. It does not encapsulate all of his work but it gives a very thorough overview of the main texts. This is perfect if you need to do extra reading for a topic or essay. Would recommend it as prior reading for more extensive reading around Plato as an introduction for Philosophy students.
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Very good read for an intro into Plato,
Found it a bit challenging on some bits as is with any philosophy book

Plato has some crazy ideas of a perfect society but I'd be interested to read some of his works
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