Thursday, July 22, 2010


My latest book, Plato’s Memoirs, has just been published.
In line with my Socrates’ Prison Journal, this has a fictional framework. I make Plato, after completing his last work, the Laws, put off the revision of the text to write a series of memoirs. In these, beside reminiscing about past events and reflecting on current goings-on, he is mainly concerned to fight certain misunderstandings and errors that continue not only to bedevil to this day our interpretation of Plato’s writings but also vitiate our understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical thinking – than which there can be no more pernicious error.
D. R. Khashaba