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Plato's Republic is perhaps the most significant and important work of philosophy and is Plato's most famous work. No other work has made such an impact on the history of western thought.
In this second edition of the highly successful Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to include substantial revisions and new material. In addition to the existing text, the chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged to include two brand new sections. There is further discussion of Plato on aesthetics including a section of Aristotle's criticism of Plato on beauty.
Plato and the Republic, second edition assesses and introduces:
Plato's life and the background to the Republic
The text and ideas of the Republic
Plato's continuing importance to Western thought
Ideal for students coming to Plato for the first time, this GuideBook will be vital for all students of Plato in philosophy, politics and classics at all levels.