The Republic / Edition 1

The Republic / Edition 1

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by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195003640

ISBN-13: 9780195003642

Pub. Date: 12/31/1951

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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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ISBN-13:
9780195003642
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/31/1951
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
221,753
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.79(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 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DustinFarris More than 1 year ago
I read this book thinking I needed to brush up on my philosophical and political history. What ended up taking place was a mind sweeping revelation that penetrated my soul. I am 26 years old and at a point in life where I seem to have many regrets, and am not certain about who I am, or where I'm going. This book penetrates the very heart of these issues and, if you allow it, can open your mind to real purpose. Oh, it has some nice government pointers too. :-) Other notes: This translation is wonderful, very easy to follow syntactically. Interesting footnotes are not overly abrasive. Just read it. There's a message in this book for everyone.
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Welcome to the &real epublic! I'm Connor, one of the camp co-leaders. The other leaders are Skylar, Nathan, Wayne and Jack. These are the rules for the camp: <p> 1) Make a bio!: Do this at the res named "The Republic Of Pirates". It moves, so I can't just give you a number. Include: Your name, age, godly parent, gender, looks, powers and weapons. No saying "Secret" or else you can't play War Games. <br> 2) No GodModding!: Everyone hates this. GodModding is when you unfairly do things like use weapons/powers that aren't in your bio, dodge/avoid every attack in a fight, kill in one post, have multiple godly parents, use powers that don't match your gp, or use powers too much without resting. Doing these things will result in being placed on the ban list at res three. <br> 3) No drama!: T.T ugh. Drama is a scourge to the camps. Some drama is nescessary and that is realized. Just don't take it to an extreme. <br> 4) Finally, have fun!: RP is one huge game. Don't be that guy who takes everything too seriously. <p> Any questions? Ask one of the above mentioned leaders! Thank you!
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Every American University student should not be able to graduate until having read this book...twice. An excellent guide to living a just life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Plato documents a discussion in which several philosophers create and describe their idea of the perfect society. Socrates contributes a lot of the information and makes most of the major points. I didnt agree with all of their ideas or conclusions, but much of what was presented was very thought provoking. I consider the highlight of this book to be the 'simile of the Cave.' I found this to be the most thought provokine part of the book and the part containing the most depth. This simile is the reason I gave this book a 4 star rating. This book is strictly philisophical discussion and analysis. I decided to read this book for the wisdom which was bound to be between the covers. I found a lot which I could relate to my every day life and many things which would be good topics for group discussion. I recomend this book to those who want to think. Negatives of this book include: Has no plot; only discussion. Parts are uninteresting. Some of the reason is difficults to understand. As always, remember that this is only my opinion and you may not feel as I do about this book.