The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato

by Richard W. Sterling
     
 

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The most important of the Socratic dialogues, The Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus wins its place as the earliest of utopias.

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The most important of the Socratic dialogues, The Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus wins its place as the earliest of utopias.

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ISBN-13:
9780393955019
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1985
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
318

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Then if anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying, the rulers of the State should be the persons; and they, in their dealings either with enemies or with their own citizens, may be allowed to lie for the public good. But nobody else should meddle with anything of the kind.

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