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Greek Thinkers: A History of Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
Volumes II. and III., in theE nglish edition) the author has treated of Socrates, theS ocratics, and Plato, but has not been able to add an account of Plato spupils, including Aristotle and his successors. The space requisite for that purpose has been absorbed by the discussion of Plato sworks with a fulness which proved more and more absolutely necessary...
Volumes II. and III., in theE nglish edition) the author has treated of Socrates, theS ocratics, and Plato, but has not been able to add an account of Plato spupils, including Aristotle and his successors. The space requisite for that purpose has been absorbed by the discussion of Plato sworks with a fulness which proved more and more absolutely necessary as the work progressed. The author was, indeed, convinced from the beginning that the extraction of a Platonic system from the philosophers writings was an impracticable task, and that any attempt in that direction could only yield an inadequate result. But the indispensability of not confining the undertaking within too narrow bounds was first made manifest to the author by the execution of it. The object in view was not merely to ascertain with approximate certainty and describe with the greatest possible clearness the progress of Plato sdevelopment. A full appreciation of the philosopher and that not in his capacity of literary artist alone was only to be gained by an account of the course and structure of at least the greater works. Not otherwise do we perceive that which in Plato is at once the most truly attractive and the most eminently important feature: the inner workings of his powerful intellect and profound feeling, the manifold currents of thought and emotion, currents which sometimes flow together, but which also, as in the Philebus (see Book(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhanc
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