The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation [NOOK Book]

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Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some ...

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The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation

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Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some like the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare, in the course of his description Plato raises enduringly relevant questions about politics, art, education, and the general conduct of life.  The translation is by A. D. Lindsay.

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

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"Must we not acknowledge...that in each of us there are the same principles and habits which there are in the State; and that from the individual they pass into the State?"

What does it mean to be good? What enables us to distinguish right from wrong? And how should human virtues be translated into a just society? These are the questions that Plato sought to answer in this monumental work of moral and political philosophy, a book surpassed only by the Bible in its formative influence on two thousand years of Western thought.

In the course of its tautly reasoned Socratic dialogues, The Republic accomplishes nothing less than an anatomy of the soul and an exhaustive description of a State that both mirrors and enforces the soul's ideal harmony. The resulting text is at once mystical and elegantly logical and may be read as a template for the societies in which most of us live today.

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The most important of the Socratic dialogues, The Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus ranks among the earliest of Utopian works. In it, Plato seeks to define philosopher and justice, and questions our perception of reality. Without a doubt the greatest and most provocative work of political philosophy ever produced in the West, The Republic is here presented in the stately and melodious Jowett translation--a perfect mirror of the beauty of Plato's style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345803696
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Vintage Classics
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R. E. Allen was Professor of Classics and Philosophy Emeritus at Northwestern University. His other distinguished translations of Plato’s dialogues, published by Yale University Press, include Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Gorgias, Menexenus; The Symposium; Ion, Hippias Minor, Laches, Protagoras; and Parmenides.

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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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  • 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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    Posted January 28, 2015

    Drake

    Babe going to our book

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    Posted January 28, 2015

    Match over go back to res1

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    Connor

    Im wereing my unpeircable helmet blade reflects of then i run

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    Shadow angel

    Okay i say. I fly to allyson and stab her through the heart.

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    Posted January 27, 2015

    Jak

    So sorry i gtg))))

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    Posted January 24, 2015

    Owls

    Regroup with Allyson.

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    Selina Kyle

    Walks over to the weapons.

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    Ry

    Well, while the others are busy fighting, it should be easy enought to steal some weapons and weaken their, offense.

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    Posted January 24, 2015

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    Runs into the tree allyson is in and tries to knock it over ramming into it

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    Skylar - Rainbow

    "I am in the darkness. You can't locate me." O.e

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    Rue

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    Kat

    *jogs in*

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    Posted January 22, 2015

    Cypher

    "Ok." He dropped the rope and stepped back. His eyes glowing a deep red. He dissapeared a whisp of black smoke where he used to stand.

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    Posted January 22, 2015

    Conn

    Looks at slash and transports a cyanide pill into your stomach before walkingg out

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