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This front matter section of the book Platonisms: Ancient, Modern, and Postmodern contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, and a note on contributors. The few details we know about Plato's life tell us only of a young man who spent his whole early life growing up in a city embroiled in a disastrous war, who became finally disillusioned with the "right" and "left" wing political parties of his day after the death of Socrates, whom Plato had known to that point practically all his life.

Keywords: Platonism; postmodern platonism



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