Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious).This collection contains the following works by Plato:All books translated by Benjamin JowettPart 1: Early DialoguesThe ApologyCritoCharmidesLachesLysisEuthyphroMenexenusIonGorgiasProtagorasMenoPart 2: Middle DialoguesEuthydemusCratylusPhaedoPhaedrusThe SymposiumTheaetetusParmenidesPart 3: Late DialoguesSophistStatesmanPhilebusTimaeusCritiasPart 4: The RepublicI: Of Wealth, Justice, Moderation, and their OppositesII: The Individual, the State, and EducationIII: The Arts in EducationIV: Wealth, Poverty, and VirtueV: On Matrimony and PhilosophyVI: The Philosophy of GovernmentVII: On Shadows and Realities in EducationVIII: Four Forms of GovernmentIX: On Wrong or Right Government, and the Pleasures of EachX: The Recompense of LifePart 5: The LawsBooks I–XII
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James H. Nichols, Jr., is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. His published work includes a translation of Alexandre Kojeve's Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, also from Cornell.