The Republic / Edition 2

The Republic / Edition 2

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by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872201376

ISBN-13: 9780872201378

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Without 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.

Beginning as an inquiry into justice as it operates in individuals, The Republic soon becomes an inquiry into the

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Without 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.

Beginning as an inquiry into justice as it operates in individuals, The Republic soon becomes an inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state. Are the masses really qualified to choose virtuous leaders? Should the rulers of a state receive a special education to prepare them to exercise power virtuously? What should such an education consist of? Should artists who do not use their gifts in a morally responsible way still be allowed a place in society? The Republic's answers to these and related questions make up a utopian (or, perhaps, dystopian) program that challenges many of the modern world's most dearly held assumptions-and leads us to reexamine and better understand those assumptions.

Author Biography:
Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.) was born into a wealthy and prominent family, and grew up during the conflict between Athens and the Peloponnesian states. The execution of his mentor, Socrates, in 399 B.C. on charges of irreligion and corrupting the young, necessitated Plato's leaving Athens. He traveled to Egypt as well as to southern Italy, where he became conversant with Pythagorean philosophy. Plato returned to Athens c. 387 B.C. and founded the Academy, an early forerunner of the modern university. Aristotle was among his students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872201378
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Series:
HPC Classics Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
911,491
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Book I Chapter 3 Study Questions Part 4 Book II Chapter 5 Study Questions Part 6 Book III Chapter 7 Study Questions Part 8 Book IV Chapter 9 Study Questions Part 10 Book V Chapter 11 Study Questions Part 12 Book VI Chapter 13 Study Questions Part 14 Book VII Chapter 15 Study Questions Part 16 Book VIII Chapter 17 Study Questions Part 18 Book IX Chapter 19 Study Questions Part 20 Book X Chapter 21 Study Questions Part 22 Appendix 1: Cephalus and Polemarchus (Lysias, Against Eratosthenes) Part 23 Appendix 2: Athenian Imperialism (Thucydides, "The Melian Dialogue") Part 24 Appendix 3: The Ring of Gyges (Herodotus, Histories, Book I) Part 25 Appendix 4: The Status of Women (Xenophon, Oeconomicus) Part 26 Appendix 5: Athenian Constitutional History

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Republic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the Republic is a great book to read, this translation tends to get confusing at times. I would not reccomend it for first year students or casual readers. Other translations, such as the Bloom translation, are written in a more intelligible style.
Man-of-Owls More than 1 year ago
I buy copies of this book as gifts for people that are starting to learn philosophy. I have read 7 different translations of 'The Republic', I also have read or watched overviews of 'The Republic' and this is the easiest way to enjoy the book. As I see it this is the point to start reading and learning philosophy. For me 'The Republic' is the best book ever written by man. This copy is a bit old but well worth the money.
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Barnes and Nobles, you know that this is false advertising if you allude that my e book would be Grube's translation of the Republic and it turns out to be the benjamin jowett translation. Thank you for giving me something that I could have gotten for free. I paid the money for a reason. FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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protagonistpro More than 1 year ago
While the language is 'heavy', and the interpretative essay does not hold you hand in exploring my significant ideas in rapid succession, it is a great work to explore and to understand.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
simply the best translation out there....I couldn't have gotten through my political science classes without it!