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Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
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Who Was Plato?

Plato (428 - 348 BC) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered a pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, and has also often been cited as one of the founders of Western religion and spirituality.

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The Best Plato Books of All Time

Why these best Plato books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Plato books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Plato that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Plato books of all time...

Best Plato Books: The Symposium
1. The Symposium - Plato
Published -385 // 131 pages // Rated 4.1 over 50,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Apology
2. Apology - Plato (FREE Summary)
The Apology contains three powerful speeches made by Socrates, a founder of Western Philosophy, in his final defence of wisdom, excellence and his life – by Socrates’s student, Aristotle’s teacher and eminent Greek philosopher, Plato.
Published -380 // 127 pages // Rated 4.2 over 42,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Phaedo
3. Phaedo - Plato
Published -380 // 144 pages // Rated 4.1 over 11,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Euthyphro
4. Euthyphro - Plato
Published -399 // 128 pages // Rated 3.9 over 7,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: The Republic
5. The Republic - Plato
Published -380 // 416 pages // Rated 4.0 over 186,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Meno
6. Meno - Plato
Published -386 // 32 pages // Rated 3.9 over 7,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Theaetetus
7. Theaetetus - Plato
Published -369 // 272 pages // Rated 4.1 over 5,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Gorgias
8. Gorgias - Plato
Published -380 // 208 pages // Rated 4.0 over 10,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Phaedrus
9. Phaedrus - Plato
Published -370 // 144 pages // Rated 4.0 over 8,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Plato Books: Protagoras
10. Protagoras - Plato
Published -390 // 59 pages // Rated 3.9 over 2,600 reviews on Goodreads

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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