Faculty Book: Gerald A. Press

Gerald A. Press

Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed
(Continuum Books, 2007)

It is widely agreed that Plato laid the foundations for the whole history of western thought and, well over 2000 years later, his work is still studied by every student of philosophy. This volume is a clear and thorough account of his philosophy, his major works and ideas, and provides an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book offers a detailed review of all the major dialogues and explores the particular perplexities of the dialogue form. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Plato's thought, the book also provides a cogent and reliable survey of the whole history of Platonic interpretation and Plato’s far-reaching influence. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers. Gerald Press is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 23, 2007

Category: Faculty Books, Philosophy