The Republic [NOOK Book]

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The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato sometime around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city and the just man. It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man...
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The Republic

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Overview

The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato sometime around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city and the just man. It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by proposing a city ruled by philosopher-kings. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012232595
  • Publisher: JC PUB NETWORKS
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Plato (English pronunciation: /ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad", 428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. In the famous words of A.N. Whitehead:
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. I do not mean the systematic scheme of thought which scholars have doubtfully extracted from his writings. I allude to the wealth of general ideas scattered through them.
Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-six dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.
Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, and mathematics.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Find another version...

    No table of contents so navigation through the book is horrible.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2011

    Annoying format

    There is no proper table of contents so you have to manually page through tons of pages before arriving at the appropriate place.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2015

    &imageak

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    Sionis

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    Serena

    "Ugh war and boys and stuff... " i roll my eyes on boys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Ryas

    I think it would be a pretty cool idea if we could make it where there is a under ground pool tha flips over and it looks like th only thing there is a hill or it could be an secret labitory or something

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Amira

    We should have an arena like an outdoor one but still has boarders or something, and a lake instead of a pool, or somewhere have a shooting range for people to practice knife throwing, bow and arrows, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Ashlyn

    A river maybe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Amira

    This whole time Ive been imagining it is like this. If your looking at a map of camp the Big house is at the top in the middle. Below that is just a big open space with maybe a fire pit or something. To the left of both of those is the woods and maye a lake in the lower half. To the right of the big open space and Big house are the cabins all lined up in rows. Im not sure of the other buildings yet since i just got here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Saturn

    Roof!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Saturn

    Wags his tail at des and growls at the guy.

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    Posted March 30, 2015

    Spencer

    Sees syren

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Saturn

    Limps in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2015

    Saturn

    des

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Saturn

    Whimpers and limp in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2015

    Spencer

    Me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    Lucas

    Sighs. "Whatevs."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2015

    The booookie

    When the weather comes down, afhederzhen! Nya nya nya, nanana, nya nya nya, nanana. &check im annoying for the bars of mars! Asaaaaaaaaag! Agakbaaaaa! BOOM!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Ashkyn/Laura

    Gtgbbt.

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    Rue

    No

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