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Plato: The Apology of Socrates and Xenophon: The Apology of Socrates (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
In 399 BC Socrates was prosecuted, convicted, sentenced to death and executed. These events were the culmination of a long philosophical career, a career in which, without writing a word, he established himself as the figure whom all philosophers of the next few generations wished to follow. The Apologies (or Defence Speeches) by Plato and Xenophon are rival accounts of how, at his trial, Socrates defended himself and his philosophy. This edition brings together both Apologies within a single volume. The Commentary answers literary, linguistic and philosophical questions in a way that is suitable for readers of all levels, helping teachers and students engage more closely with the Greek texts. The Introduction examines Socrates himself, the literature generated by his trial, Athenian legal procedures, his guilt or innocence of the crimes for which he was executed, and the rivalry between Xenophon and Plato.
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release date: Jun 30, 2019
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Menon (Sammlung Tusculum) (German Edition)

Since 1923 the Sammlung Tusculum has published authoritative editions of Greek and Latin works together with a German translation. The original texts are comprehensively annotated, and feature an introductory chapter. In the new volumes, additional essays delve into specific aspects of the works, illuminating their historical context and reception to the present day. The high academic quality of the new editions together with clearly written essays and annotations make the Sammlung Tusculum essential reading for students who are discovering an ancient author for the first time as well as professional scholars who would like to gain a deeper understanding of specific aspects of a given work. Moreover, the series is ideal for lay readers who would like to engage with antiquity through a reliable German translation.

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Meno (Dover Thrift Editions)
What is virtue? Can it be learned or is it innate? Is it possible to know things a priori (before experience)? In this important and influential Socratic dialogue, Plato addresses a wealth of philosophy's fundamental questions, including the difference between actually knowing something and merely maintaining a correct belief about it.
The dialogue begins when Meno, a young aristocrat from Thessaly, confidently declares that he can define virtue—only to be reduced in short order to utter confusion, a fate common to those engaging in debate with Socrates. Meno's contention that a concept cannot be defined without knowledge of its nature leads to one of the most celebrated passages in the history of philosophy: Socrates asserts the doctrine of reincarnation, and by posing a mathematical puzzle to Meno's slave, demonstrates the existence of innate knowledge. This brief but profound dialogue, which forms the basis for subsequent examinations of a priori knowledge, appears here in the translation by the distinguished scholar Benjamin Jowett.
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release date: Feb 19, 2019
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Republic (Knickerbocker Classics)
The unabridged version of this definitive work is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with a new introduction by Odysseus Makridis. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, an elastic closure and flexible binding make this timeless book a perfect travel companion.

Published around 380 BCE, Plato's most famous work explores the idea of justness, among other things, through a Socratic dialogue. Considered to be one of the most influential writings in the development of Western philosophy and political theory, Republic is as relevant today as when it was originally published. 

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The Interdisciplinary Future of Engineering Education: Breaking Through Boundaries in Teaching and Learning

The Interdisciplinary Future of Engineering Education discusses the current state of engineering education and addresses the daily challenges of those working in this sector. The topics of how to do a better job of teaching a specific audience, how to facilitate learning and how to prepare students for their future careers are extensively covered, and innovative solutions are proposed throughout. This unique book brings together a breadth of expertise, attested by the broad backgrounds of the experts and educational practitioners contributing to this volume, to lay the foundations for the future direction with the improvement of education of engineers in mind.

This collaborative effort by a group of uniquely placed educational practitioners provides guidance on the status of current engineering education and lays the foundations for its future direction. The reasons ‘why we teach’, ‘what we teach’, ‘how we teach’, ‘when we teach’, ‘where we teach’ and ‘who teaches’ are all re-examined in a new light and ideas and solutions are proposed and evidentially supported. The book sets out ideas for the need to develop a systemic and interdisciplinary approach to the education of future engineers on a model of student-based learning.

This book will be of great interest to academics and educational researchers in the fields of engineering education and higher education. It will also appeal to Higher Education policy makers, educators and university teachers.

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release date: Oct 22, 2018
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Plato: The Complete Works (Prometheus Classics)
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Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

Plato's dialogues have been used (and are still used) to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His lasting themes include Platonic love, the theory of forms, the five regimes, innate knowledge, among others. His theory of forms launched a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism.

The Complete Plato

Part 1: Early Dialogues
The Apology
Part 2: Middle Dialogues
The Symposium
Part 3: Late Dialogues
Part 4: The Republic
I: Of Wealth, Justice, Moderation, and their Opposites
II: The Individual, the State, and Education
III: The Arts in Education
IV: Wealth, Poverty, and Virtue
V: On Matrimony and Philosophy
VI: The Philosophy of Government
VII: On Shadows and Realities in Education
VIII: Four Forms of Government
IX: On Wrong or Right Government, and the Pleasures of Each
X: The Recompense of Life
Part 5: The Laws
Books I–XII
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release date: Oct 22, 2018
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The Trial and Death of Socrates
The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account by a young man of the actual last words and moments of Socrates.
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Euthyphroby PlatoThese four dialogues enact the trial and execution of Socrates, presenting a dialectical process that shows not only why the Athenians condemned him to death but, much more to the point, the reason why Socrates lived and devoted himself to examining the meaning of life. These works not only offer the best introduction to Plato’s way of doing philosophy but also serve as an excellent introduction to philosophy itself.
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Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito and a Part of the Phaedo: With Introduction, Commentary, and Critical Appendix (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito and a Part of the Phaedo: With Introduction, Commentary, and Critical Appendix

IN the following work the object everywhere kept in view has been to present the person of Socrates so clearly that the student may not fail to see what manner of man he was and why his influence was so decided upon his own time and upon succeeding ages.

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