try another color:
try another fontsize: 60% 70% 80% 90%

Plato and Platonic Wisdom: A Contemporary View of the Classical Canon

Author: 
Lovatt, Stephen
Credentials: 
PhD; Trinity College, Cambridge (UK)

Dr Lovatt's book is a comprehensive look at the relevance of the teachings and philosophy of Plato and the pedagogical methods open to the teaching of the Platonic canon. The author invites his readers to enter into a collegial discourse and view the modern world through Plato's eyes and question their own beliefs, as he relates Plato's words to various contemporary issues including bioethics, politics, education and the process of scientific discovery. Lovatt is also interested in rehabilitating Plato’s methodologies from heterodox misinterpretations and frambold orthodoxies.

The work discusses Plato and Platonism as it has been understood in the West with an emphasis on purpose in human life. The next chapters discuss epistemology and ethics and present an objective basis for morality and its teachings. The final four chapters deal with issues in “Education”, “Liberty”, “Medical Ethics” and “Democratic Politics”. These chapters have been called by Professor M.C .Jones (Oxford)as “informative and inspiring…dealing with Plato in the spirit of “creativity and imagination, honesty and moral goodness.”

Market: 
Plato and Classical Greek Philosophy, Teaching Philosophy, Education, Ethics, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy
Release Date: 
6/2007
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-38-6
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
None
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
No