Plato's Dialogues One by One interprets and contextualizes each of Plato's dialogues. Victori Tejera analyzes and explains the content and intellectual quality of the dialogues, highlighting their dramatic aliveness and historico-political allusiveness. He treats each dialogue according to its own integrity, t imposing any system outside of their individual composition, and with an even-handedness that does t place too much emphasis on any aspect or neglect any included concept. With this approach, Tejera seeks to free Plato from the constraints constructed by Academia and to treat him as the open-minded intellectual son of Socrates, releasing the free-flying swan that in the myth became the home of the soul of the master.
Victorino Tejera is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Stony Brook University and is the author of The Return of the King (University Press of America, 1997).