Plato's Republic

Plato's Republic

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by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192833707

ISBN-13: 9780192833709

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly

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The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole—the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical—Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192833709
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi(52)
Select Bibliography lxiii
REPUBLIC
1. Convention under Attack
3(41)
2. The Challenge to Socrates
44(13)
3. Fundamentals of Inner Politics
57(13)
4. Primary Education for the Guardians
70(45)
5. The Guardians' Life and Duties
115(18)
6. Inner and Outer Morality
133(26)
7. Women, Children, and Warfare
159(31)
8. Philosopher Kings
190(37)
9. The Supremacy of Good
227(23)
10. Educating Philosopher Kings
250(27)
11. Warped Minds, Warped Societies
277(43)
12. Happiness and Unhappiness
320(24)
13. Poetry and Unreality
344(19)
14. Rewards Now and Hereafter
363(17)
Explanatory Notes 380(80)
Textual Notes 460(2)
Appendix: Cleitophon 462(7)
Index of Names 469

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Plato's Republic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I honestly did not think someone would be stupid enough to spout off their ignorance with regards to Plato. I mean come on! Do some of you honestly think you understand this book? Do you honestly think you can 'rate' Plato? PhaaaaaHaaa...I am rolling on the floor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A classic everyone should read.