Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues - Iris MurdochChatto & Windus, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “Iris Murdoch’s imagined dialogues, between old wise Socrates and wild young Plato, with help from Acastos and his friends. The issues which concern them are familiar ones to us. How is morality related to religion? Can there be religion without mythology? Should governments control religion and censor art? Must we choose between authority and chaos? Is art a mere product of fantasy or can it convey truth? Ought it to serve society? Murdoch’s Plato is full of brilliant confused ideas, the whole future of Western philosophy boiling inside his head.”