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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology and Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds (Revised Edition)

by Plato Aristophanes Thomas G. West Grace S. West

Widely adopted for classroom use, this book offers translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense (the platonic dialogues Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito) and on the charges against Socrates (Aristophanes' comedy Clouds). This is the only collection of the three Platonic dialogues that also includes Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry. Thomas G. West's introduction provides an overview of the principal themes and arguments of the four works. There are extensive explanatory notes to the translations. For this new edition, Thomas West has revised the introduction and updated the annotated bibliography, which includes the best of the secondary literature on Socrates and on the texts included in this book. In their translations, the Wests capture successfully the simplicity and vigor of straightforward Greek diction. They strive for as high a degree of accuracy as possible, subordinating concerns for elegance and smoothness to the goal of producing the most faithful and most reliable English versions of these texts.

In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity

by Thomas G. West

Exposes myths about conventional intelligence by examining the role of visual-spatial strengths and verbal weaknesses in the lives of 11 gifted individuals, including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. Examines research in neuroscience that shows a link between visual talents and verbal difficulties, and discusses developments in computer technology that herald a shift toward the increased use of visual approaches in business and science. This revised edition offers an expanded list of national and international organizations, and an updated bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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