The Music of the Republic

The Music of the Republic Essays on Socrates' Conversations and Plato's Writings

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In this collection of essays, Eva Brann talks with readers about the conversations Socrates has with his fellow Athenians. She shows how Plato's dialogues and the timeless matters they address remain important to us today. From introductory pieces on the Republic, the Phaedo, and the Sophist, to an account of the less well known Charmides, each essay starts where Plato starts, without presupposing a critical theory. In the title essay's brilliant account of the Republic, Brann demonstrates its central importance in Plato's work. Other essays consider Plato's notion of time; discuss how to teach Plato to undergraduates; and contend that a thoughtful text-based study of Plato can have a very personal impact on a reader. Encouraged to befriend the dialogues, readers will join in the great Socratic conversations.

Book information

ISBN: 9781589880757
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
Imprint: Paul Dry Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 184
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 550g
Height: 221mm
Width: 166mm
Spine width: 25mm