Philosophy's greatest luminaries brought down to earth.Plato Within Your Grasp offers fast, easy access to the life and works of the acknowledged father of Western philosophy. In fewer than 100 pages, you'll get all the essentials in everyday language. A short biographical sketch sets the scene, followed by chapters illuminating Plato's overall philosophy and his most important writings.For students and lifelong learners seeking an entry point into this astonishingly diverse thinker's ideas, Plato Within Your Grasp is the springboard to enriched understanding.Inside you'll find all the vital details, including:Life* Family and upbringing* Influence of Socrates* Athenian culture and societyPhilosophy* Overview of key works, themes, and impact* Socratic, mature, and late periods* Individual chapters on Apology and Meno* Book-by-book explanation of The RepublicAdditional Resources* Tracking down Plato's major works* Collections, biographies, and critical writings* Plato on the InternetGet a grip-Plato is within your grasp!

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