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The Resource Search for Atlantis : a history of plato's ideal state, Steve P. Kershaw

Search for Atlantis : a history of plato's ideal state, Steve P. Kershaw

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Search for Atlantis : a history of plato's ideal state
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Search for Atlantis
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a history of plato's ideal state
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Steve P. Kershaw
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eng
Summary
The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatic tales from antiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with the modern imagination. But where did Atlantis come from, what was it like, and where did it go to? Atlantis was first introduced by the Greek philosopher Plato in the fourth century BC. As he discusses about the origins of life, the universe and humanity, the great thinker puts forward a stunning description of Atlantis--an island paradise with an ideal society. But the Atlanteans soon degenerate and become imperialist aggressors: they choose to fight against antediluvian Athens, which heroically repels their mighty forces, before a cataclysmic natural disaster destroys the warring states. Plato's dialogues appear remarkably prescient today. Not because they invite a search for a mysterious lost continent, but because of their warnings about the pernicious effects of wealth and power on a ruling class: Atlantis-style luxury, excess, corruption, and imperialism can lead only to decay and disaster. This ever-important tale should be prescribed reading for every political leader. Plato's tale of a great empire that sank beneath the waves has sparked thousands of years of debate over whether Atlantis really existed. But did Plato mean his tale as history--or just as a parable to help illustrate his philosophy?
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Kershaw, Stephen
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Plato
  • Atlantis (Legendary place)
  • Civilization, Ancient
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Search for Atlantis : a history of plato's ideal state, Steve P. Kershaw
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-408) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781681778594
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)1023535927
  • (OCoLC)on1023535927
  • 972888
Label
Search for Atlantis : a history of plato's ideal state, Steve P. Kershaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781681778594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023535927
  • (OCoLC)on1023535927
  • 972888

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