The editor FRITZ-GREGOR HERRMANN is Senior Lecturer in Classics
and Ancient History at the University of Wales Swansea. He is the
author of numerous articles and chapters on Plato's language and
thought. He is currently co-editing, with Terry Penner and Douglas
Cairns, Pursuing the Good. Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic
(Edinburgh University Press, 2007). His monograph Words and Ideas.
The Roots of Plato's Philosophy will be published by the Classical
Press of Wales in 2007.
New Essays on Plato assembles nine original papers on the language
and thought of the Athenian philosopher. The collection encompasses
issues from the Apology to the Laws and includes discussions of
topics in ethics, political theory, psychology, epistemology, ontology,
physics and metaphysics, and ancient literary criticism. The contributions
by an international team of scholars represent a spectrum of diverse
traditions and approaches, and offer new solutions to a selection
of specific problems. Themes include the Happiness and Nature of
the Philosopher-Kings, Law and Justice, the Tripartition of the
Soul, Appearance and Belief, Conditions of Recognition, Ousia or
What Something Is, the Reality of Change and Changelessness, Time
and Eternity, and Aristotle on Plato.