Reason and Persuasion: Three Dialogues By Plato: Euthyphro, Meno, Republic Book I, 4th edition, Book 1

John Holbo
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Three complete Plato dialogues - Euthyphro, Meno, Republic Book I - in a fresh English translation, with extensive commentary and original illustrations. "Reason and Persuasion" is suitable as an introductory textbook or for more advanced students of Plato and philosophy. The fourth edition is substantially revised, extended and improved.

"There is no dearth of textbooks offering an introduction to Plato's thought, but Holbo's stands apart in the scope of its introductory material and its user-friendly style ... The colloquial yet accurate translation by Belle Waring serves to reduce the distance between the student and the world of the dialogues ... Holbo's commentaries on these three dialogues serve to situate them both as individual works and also as parts of Plato's overall project of showing the problems of persuasion divorced from reason. Rather than taking a strictly scholarly approach the author has made clear the relevance of these texts for questions even non-philosophers should find worth asking. For instructors seeking an introductory text for first time readers of Plato, Holbo's book is worthy of consideration."

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (review of the 3rd edition)

 

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About the author

John Holbo is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

 Belle Waring has an MA in Classics from UC Berkeley.

 They live in Singapore with their two daughters.

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John Holbo
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Published on
Jan 9, 2016
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Pages
383
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ISBN
9781522907527
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
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