Remarks on the Life and Writings of Plato

Title

Remarks on the Life and Writings of Plato

Call Number

B 393 .M3 1760

Date of Publication

1760

Collection Size

320 pages

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Language

English

Historical Note

Ebenezer Macfait [d. 1786] was born in Scotland. He practiced medicine and gave lectures on ancient and modern geometry. He wrote other works but the most well-known is Remarks on the Life and Writings of Plato which was published anonymously in 1760.

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Description

Remarks on the life of Plato, With Answers to the Principal Objections Against Him; and a General View of His Dialogues is made up of three parts, translations of Plato's autobiographical letters, a defense of Plato against the criticisms of Lord Bolingbroke, and expositions of Plato's dialogues.

Additional Notes

From a note written by Robert D. Knox (donor) in 2001 and placed in the book: "This book crossed the water in 1767 with the John Knox family. The year it was printed, in Roman numerals, is MDCCLX (1760). Names written and identified are John Knox, Hugh Knox (John's son), Nancy G. and Sally Knox (daughters of Hugh Knox). Other names are on pages 23, 163, 233, 245"

Provenance

Donated by Robert D. Knox of Chester, S.C. on September 24, 2001.

Publisher

Printed for A. Millar, London; A. Kincaid and J. Beli, Eds.

City

Edinburgh

Keywords

Plato

Disciplines

Ancient Philosophy

Remarks on the Life and Writings of Plato

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