An Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon vii About Tom Butler-Bowdon xxiii The Republic 1
Plato was a classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Along with Socrates and Aristotle, Plata helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on classic self-help and motivational writing. He has been described by USA Today as 'a true scholar of this type of literature'. Tom has also written introductions to the other editions in the Capstone Classics series.