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Lesser Hippias

It seems impossible to separate by any exact line the genuine writings of Plato from the spurious. The only external evidence to them which is of much value is that of Aristotle; for the Alexandrian catalogues of a century later include manifest forgeries.

Gorgias

by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett: In several of the dialogues of Plato, doubts have arisen among his interpreters as to which of the various subjects discussed in them is the main thesis.

Critias

by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett: The Critias is a fragment which breaks off in the middle of a sentence. It was designed to be the second part of a trilogy, which, like the other great Platonic trilogy of the Sophist, Statesman, Philosopher, was never completed.

Plato. Laws.

 By Plato, Translated By Benjamin Jowett: INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS. The genuineness of the Laws is sufficiently proved (1) by more than twenty citations of them in the writings of Aristotle, who was residing at Athens during the last twenty years of the life of Plato, and who, having left it after his death (B.C. 347), returned […]

Plato’s Lie In The Soul

2/22/11 by Joshua J. Mark In his famous work Republic, Plato discusses the concept of the `True Lie’ or the `Lie in the Soul’. Through a conversation between Socrates and Adeimantus (Plato’s brother) Plato defines the `true lie’ as believing wrongly about the most important things in one’s life.