The Republic: The Influential Classic [NOOK Book]

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PHILOSOPHY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL TEXT

Despite being over 16 centuries old, The Republic still has much to say about what it means to live a good life today. On the surface the book lays out Plato’s plan for a perfect society, but The Republic is also an extended metaphor for individual human potential. Plato’s ideal state or society is characterized by wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice; qualities that also motivate and shape a ...

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The Republic: The Influential Classic

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Overview

PHILOSOPHY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL TEXT

Despite being over 16 centuries old, The Republic still has much to say about what it means to live a good life today. On the surface the book lays out Plato’s plan for a perfect society, but The Republic is also an extended metaphor for individual human potential. Plato’s ideal state or society is characterized by wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice; qualities that also motivate and shape a well-balanced person – someone who is ‘just’ or good.

This keepsake edition includes an introduction by philosophy and personal development scholar Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for the contemporary reader, and showing the power of The Republic as a guide for success today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857083289
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Series: Capstone Classics , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 580 KB

Meet the Author

Plato was a classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Along with Socrates and Aristotle, Plata helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on classic self-help and motivational writing. He has been described by USA Today as ‘a true scholar of this type of literature’. Tom has also written introductions to the other editions in the Capstone Classics series.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon vii

About Tom Butler-Bowdon xxiii

The Republic 1

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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 March 2, 2015

    To seth

    And that lucas with a c... would that b me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Seth ~ Lukas

    Whenever. Gtg bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Skylar

    ((To Alice- Since l stated that a batted your wolf to the side, it would most likely need a moment to recover. So, no thanks. And it would also be pretty hard to shoot a person while running, unless you have calculated perfect timing and stuuff.)) O.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Dawn

    Gtg bbl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    SETH ~ ALL

    Skylar has the flag. She clearly stated the whole time that she was at the cabin. Lukas sorry but you got the flag taken.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Shadow angel

    Appears and eyes turn white step away from me i say to allyson and she is exploded back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Turner

    Yeah. But renember, the vines trapped u and i got the flag back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Lukas

    Okay. When r u redoing ranks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Turer

    I already got the flag in my cabin, i win.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Alice

    "Oh yeah... Good job! I gotta go fix mr. Wolfy now" i hug your leg and then I slowly drag my mech. Wolf to the hephuestus cabin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Maggie

    Wait didnt I take the flag from him before he put it down while you guys were fighting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    Connor

    *Runs to dave and slits his throat with his dagger* I KILLED THEM BOTH IM AWESOME

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    Turner

    Gets ready fer war games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    To Laura

    Read Skylar's post.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    Laura

    Yawns. "Good job." She says to no one in particular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    Turner

    Is hit mamy timed by connor. He perishes. I had a good run. Gtg bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Rue

    Keeps walking and eats an apple

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    -Laura- to jordan

    You could have at least posted you dodged the..

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