Plato books

And if we tell them, that unless they depart from their cunning, the place of innocence will not receive them after death; and that here on earth, they will live ever in the likeness of their own evil selves, and with evil friends – when they hear this they in their superior cunning will seem to be listening to the talk of idiots.   From Plato’s, Becoming like God

Plato CONCEPT – Research a KeyWord in Plato’s Works

Complete Works OnLine / Plato Home Page

Plato Anthology, including a downloadable version (E), Timaeus complete text, bilingual (E)

W.K.C. Guthrie, Life of Plato and philosophical influences (E), J. Marshall, Plato’s thinking

A note on Plato and the Greek organicism

John Uebersax, Platonism is about the sacredness of unitive life

Plato, Reason, Philosophy

Time as the Image of Eternity (a discussion) / Gnosis and Episteme in Plato (a discussion) / Knowing through and beyond Images (it starts as a question about the meaning of faith in baptism, and it becomes a discussion about platonic knowledge) / Writing and Memory (a note to Phaedrus)

Fasting, Desire and Self-Control – a discussion on Plato and Christianity

How to translate ‘Politeia’ (a discussion) / Beyond misfortune / A discussion on Plato’s Charmides / Chronology of Plato’s Dialogues

Knowing Plato (including excerpts from Albinus’ Introduction to Plato’s dialogues & Anonymous’ Prolegomena to Plato’s philosophy)

Proclus, Divine Truth– from the theology of Plato (E)

Proclus’ commentary on the Timaeus (excerpts)

Kalos and Agathos (Beautiful and Good) in Plato’s Gorgias (a discussion) – K. Dorter, Form and Good in Plato’s Eleatic Dialogues: The Parmenides, Theatetus, Sophist, and Statesman

The Phaedrus Kit, by Earl Jackson / Plan of the Phaedo

Plato’s Symposium filmed by Michael Wurth

Exploring Plato’s dialogues, by Anthony Beavers.

Emerson, Disclosing in every fact a germ of expansion

Whitehead, Wide opportunities for experience

Greek original of Apology of Socrates, Critias, Phaedo, Ion (html)

Greek original of Euthyphro, 7th letter, Crito, Laws, Republic, Symposium, Phaedrus (MS Word)

Plato: Books can be your worst enemies

Notes : Homosexuality : will we quit the pretexts? * Oligarchy is not the problem of our democracies * Practicing Virtue (Timaeus 18b) * City, Defence, Philosophy, Education * A culture of slaves? * Plato’s supposed despotism * Beyond misfortune A discussion on Dynamis (power) in Plato’s Sophist

Christian Platonists and Christian Neoplatonists

Plato at Amazon


If I am right, certain professors of education must be wrong when they say that they can put a knowledge into the soul which was not there before, like sight into blind eyes. They undoubtedly say this, he replied. Whereas, our argument shows that the power and capacity of learning exists in the soul already; and that just as the eye was unable to turn from darkness to light without the whole body, so too the instrument of knowledge can only by the movement of the whole soul be turned from the world of becoming into that of being, and learn by degrees to endure the sight of being, and of the brightest and best of being, or in other words, of the good.   From Plato’s, Paideia