Review: Phaedo

982310Auteur: Plato
Titel: Phaedo
Genre: Literatuur, classic, filosofie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 380
ISBN: 9780192839534
Aantal pagina’s: 144
Gelezen: Februari 2016

The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato’s masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato’s thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.

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Review: The unbearable lightness of being

678974Auteur: Milan Kundera
Titel: The unbearable lightness of being
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1984
ISBN: 9780571200832
Aantal pagina’s: 314
Gelezen: Juli 2016

The unbearable lightness of being is a story of irreconcilable love and infidelities in which Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century ‘Being’ – offering a wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations. First published in 1984, Kundera’s masterly novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy and was at once hailed by critics as a contemporary classic’

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