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Plato: A Research Guide: Home

Plato from Raphael's "School of Athens." Wikimedia Commons


Primary Source Databases

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According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Plato...is,by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy...The subject of philosophy...can be called his invention." His thinking was influential and formative not only in the ancient Athenian world, but has continued to be so at all times, up to the present day. This research guide will assist you in learning about this profound thinkers work, thought, life and reasons for his continuing influence.

Read introductory articles:

Plato, from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Plato, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


More Reference Works

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Introductory Books

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