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date: 17 October 2019

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The Introduction provides a synoptic account of the topics and dialogues considered in the volume. It discusses dialogues ranging from the Apology (generally taken to be early) through the Laws (generally taken to be Plato’s last dialogue). The topics considered in the Introduction include ethics; political theory (including Plato’s view of the ideally just state); the soul (including the division of the soul and arguments for the immortality of the soul); love, art, and education; theology; epistemology (including Socrates’s disavowal of knowledge; recollection; what knowledge is and how it differs from belief and from true belief, knowledge, and forms); and metaphysics (including the theory of forms).

Keywords: Ethics, moral psychology, soul, epistemology, metaphysics, theology, god, political theory

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