This book is a rereading of Plato's early dialogues from the point of view of the characters with whom Socrates engages in debate. Socrates' interlocutors are generally acknowledged to play important dialectical and dramatic roles, but no previous book has focused mainly on them. Existing studies are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces for views which are hopelessly confused or demonstrably false. This book takes interlocutors seriously and treats them as genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have standardly thought. The author's purpose is not to summarise their positions or the arguments of the dialogues in which they appear, much less to produce a series of biographical sketches, but to investigate the phenomenology of philosophical disputation as it manifests itself in the early dialogues.
This book is written for the person who knows nothing about buying or selling stocks but would like to start investing in these types of securities. It begins with how a public traded company originates and becomes available to being bought and sold by the general public. Basic words and terms are explained and how they are used to describe and compare a potential value of different businesses. The book goes on to explain conservative investment strategies in what should be avoided to prevent excessive losses. Information in this book, if followed, will give an absolute beginner the knowledge to go on to accumulate a substantial estate.
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