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Tallyho - The Hunt for Virtue

Beauty, Truth and Goodness: Nine Dialogues by Plato: Phaedrus, Lysis, Protagoras, Charmides, Parmenides, Gorgias, Thea

Phillip Lundberg


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Form and content need to be in harmony for the proper expression of truth - and this is particularly the case when we are speaking about philosophy. This translation of Plato is the result not only of my dissatisfaction with Jowett and Cornford, but more importantly it is due to the unparalleled beauty that I discovered in Schleiermacher's translation. Those who 'know' Ancient Greek may scoff and put on airs all that they like, the reader is simply enjoined to listen in to the text and to form his or her own judgment, which translation is better at capturing the subtle nuances of Plato's spirit? There is no other text available in English that contains such a broad and fine selection of dialogues - and this selection is organized and firmly tied to Friedrich Schleiermacher and his interpretation, a translation that stands alone in Germany, a nation well known for producing great works in the field of philosophy. If you know Greek or German, read the 'original' or read Schleiermacher, if not - Tallyho.

Authorhouse, 9781418449766, 636pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2005