Plato’s Dialogues

Plato’s dialogues are the title under which it encompasses all of the work of Plato, except a few letters.

These dialogues depict Socrates (and his followers as well as great philosophers), which carries a philosophical binding, since the method of questions and answers is the only method that can actually cause an individual reflection.

The interview can give birth spiritually men (maieutic) and the opposition views is of interest for truth (dialectics).

There are three major periods in the Dialogues of Plato:

– Youth Dialogues: Laches (on courage), Euthyphro (of piety) and the Charmides (on Temperance)

– Dialogues of Maturity: the Phaedo (the ideas), Symposium (on love), the Phaedrus (eros) and the Republic (of Justice)

– Dialogues of the Old: the Theaetetus (knowledge), the Sophist (the truth), the policy (on society) and Lois (on legislation), which is unfinished.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Plato’s Dialogues, December 11, 2011, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, December 11, 2011,

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