Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Acastos: Platonic Dialogues is Murdoch’s philosophical masterpiece that includes fictionalized discussions among the highbrow giants of the classical global, together with Socrates and Plato. defined by way of Acastos, a chum of Plato’s, the riveting debates middle at the nature of goodness and religion, instructed in the course of the voices of history’s so much celebrated thinkers. Witty and profound, those debates practice the undying knowledge of history’s popular philosophers to the main contentious problems with the trendy day.

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