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  • Author:
    Robert Cavalier,Eric Lurio
  • ISBN:
    1934389080
  • ISBN13:
    978-1934389089
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  • Publisher:
    For Beginners (August 21, 2007)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Professionals & Academics
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Robert Cavalier received his BA from New York University and a P. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. I saw this graphic novel version (Plato for Beginners by Robert Cavalier) and found it a very interesting and enlightening read.

Robert Cavalier received his BA from New York University and a P. In 1987 he joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon's Center for Design of Educational Computing, where he became Executive Director in 1991. Dr. Cavalier was Director of CMU's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy from 2005-2007. What makes this book especially appealing is that it covers a lot of historical material in its 153 pages because it tells the story not just in words, but in unique graphics as well.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Plato For Beginners also covers the history of Greece as well as the life and ideas of this great philosopher and his influence over time, from early Christianity to the 20th Century. The reader learns what he meant by Truth, Beauty, and the Good. Classical dialogues such as Symposium, Phaedo, The Apology, and The Republic are all explored in the context of his time and our own. He is currently co-Director of Southwestern Pennsylvania Program for Deliberative Democracy.

Plato For Beginners introduces the reader to Socrates, Plato’s mentor whose martyrdom led Plato to formulate a new system of knowledge based on reason. Socrates was found guilty and sentenced to death for refusing to recognize the gods of the State and for introducing other divinities. He was also found guilty of corrupting youth.

Robert J. Cavalier, Eric Lurio (Illustrator). Plato for Beginners is a coffee-table skimming book that aims to introduce the basic history of Philosophy in the context of Greek philosopher Plato and his teacher Socrates. Shey Wolvek-Pfister (Illustrator). The title features plenty of illustrations and very little text in the effort to make the book easily palatable at all levels of readership. In fact it feels like skimming through a comic book – a refreshing approach indeed to a traditionally dry topic.

By (author) Robert Cavalier, Illustrated by Eric Lurio. This book introduces readers to the philosopher who helped shape the way we think about the world. also covers the history of Greece as well as the life and ideas of this great philosopher and his influence over time, from early Christianity to the 20th Century. It includes a look at the social gadfly Socrates, Plato's mentor, whose martyrdom led Plato to form a new system of knowledge based on reason. About Robert Cavalier.

All philosophy is a footnote to Plato

This concise overview is an easy introduction to Plato, highlighting his Theory of Forms and political ideals. The mini-book does it in the context of the times, explaining Greek history along the way. While many claim, "All of philosophy is a footnote to Plato", the book does justice to post-Greek philosophy, highlighting where Plato's logic lead him wrong. Socrates was found guilty and sentenced to death for refusing to recognize the gods of the State and for introducing other divinities

Plato For Beginners introduces the reader to Socrates, Plato’s mentor whose martyrdom led Plato to formulate a new system of knowledge based on reason.

but you can do what you want! There are two main themes that will come up again and again: ontology and epistemology. but you can do what you want! There are two main themes that will come up again and again: ontology and epistemology.

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All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it.

Plato’s questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings, we can not avoid their presence nor shirk our responsibility to attempt to answer them:What is Justice?What is Truth?What is Beauty?What kind of society should we build?How do we know what we know?

Plato For Beginners introduces the reader to Socrates, Plato’s mentor whose martyrdom led Plato to formulate a new system of knowledge based on reason. Socrates was found guilty and sentenced to death for refusing to recognize the gods of the State and for introducing other divinities. He was also found guilty of corrupting youth.

Plato For Beginners

also covers the history of Greece as well as the life and ideas of this great philosopher and his influence over time, from early Christianity to the 20th Century. The reader learns what he meant by Truth, Beauty, and the Good. Classical dialogues such as Symposium, Phaedo, The Apology, and The Republic are all explored in the context of his time and our own.

Wild Python
Even though Plato has never been my favorite ancient philosopher; nevertheless, I still read many of his books in the past because he was a student of Socrates’ who never wrote any of his own ideas down. I saw this graphic novel version (Plato for Beginners by Robert Cavalier) and found it a very interesting and enlightening read.

What makes this book especially appealing is that it covers a lot of historical material in its 153 pages because it tells the story not just in words, but in unique graphics as well. This text is organized into twelve areas which includes the following: Who was Plato? History of Greece, the life of Socrates, Plato after the death of Socrates, the path of knowledge, Plato’s first trip to Italy, the path of love, the divided line and the image of the cave, Plato’s second trip to Italy, Plato’s cosmology, Plato’s last work and Plato and Aristotle.

Several of Plato’s ideas and thoughts on the world are explained in clear and easy to understand sections. What makes this an excellent book for anyone who is seeking to understand philosophical ideas is that other important ideas are also presented from other ancient thinkers in Plato’s time. The basic conflict between reality and mysticism is explained in this volume and even Heraclites’s observation that everything is in flux is covered.

Personally, I do not agree with many of the conclusions Plato has created in his philosophy. Further, Plato's Republic is actually the basis for all forms of collectivism (socialism, communism, Nazism etc.) today. The elitist idea of "philosopher kings" is nothing but dictatorship in action. In this respect, Plato’s brightest student, Aristotle surpassed Plato in evaluating philosophical thought into reason, logic and dealing with the facts of reality rather than the mysticism of "forms" preached by Plato.

If you are seeking a simple and clear overview of Plato’s development and ideas as a philosopher, this small illustrated volume is a good place to start.
Rating: 5 stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Never Trust a Politician).
watching to future
If you want to introduce anyone you know into philosophy, this is a great book to do it with. If you know nothing about philsophy, read this book! It is a great primer or introduction to Western philosophy including much of Christian philosophy as well. Plato introduces us to Socrates, as well as the idea of Absolute Good which early Christian philosophers connected with God. Plato also introduces us to the idea that the reason why people do wrong is because they don't know what is right. To know the good is to do the good Plato argues, and whether you agree with him or not, it's certainly a good place to start understanding what is right and what is wrong. A great primer on western philosophy and western knowledge. I highly recommend giving this book to yourself and all your friends, anyone you want to see enlightened.
Nawenadet
This terrific book is a light and easy read, but contains more information about Plato than I've learned in any other introductory philosophy book. (Did you know that at one point in his life, Plato was taken prisoner by pirates and sold as a slave?) The explanation of The Forms is more clear than I've seen elsewhere.

The book starts with background information on Greek culture and the life of Socrates. Then comes a biographical account of Plato's life, works and travels. Interspersed are summaries of some of his major works, including The Thaetetus, The Phaedrus, The Symposium, The Republic, The Timaeus, and The Laws.

Highly recommended for neophytes!
Cyregaehus
This concise overview is an easy introduction to Plato, highlighting his Theory of Forms and political ideals. The mini-book does it in the context of the times, explaining Greek history along the way. While many claim, "All of philosophy is a footnote to Plato", the book does justice to post-Greek philosophy, highlighting where Plato's logic lead him wrong.

The book isn't in depth, but it never was intended to be. It's a great 1-2 hour read for those (like this reader) who want an introduction to the great thinker.
Samugul
I bought this book for my high-school daughter who hates to read, but will benefit from being introduced to challenging ideas. This book was an excellent introduction to Plato's ideas, which are a (if not THE) cornerstone of Western Philosophy.
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