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The Best Plato Books  

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List of the best Plato books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With works that have been studied for hundreds of years with critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Plato is one of the most popular authors of all time. One of the most notable philosophers in history, Plato is known for his mathematical writings, and influence in Western philosophy. If you're a huge fan of his, then vote on your favorite works below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Plato who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list has a variety of books, like The Republic and Meno, in it. What are Plato's best works? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Republic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Phaedrus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Apology is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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The symposium on love, or the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Plato Books
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Meno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Laches and Charmides is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato, Kristopher G. Sprague
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Timaeus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Gorgias is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Euthyphro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Theaetetus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Protagoras is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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The Seventh Letter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Plato Books
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Crito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Lysis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Ion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Hippias major is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Plato Books
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Plato: Timaeus, Critias, Cleit... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Philebus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Critias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Cratylus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Plato Books
Plato
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Plato's Sophist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Plato Books
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The Republic. The Statesman of... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Plato Books
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The Complete Works of Plato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Plato Books
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Plato and Parmenides is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Plato Books
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The Euthydemus of Plato is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Plato Books