The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic

The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic

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by G. R. F. Ferrari
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521839637

ISBN-13: 9780521839631

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to Plato's "Republic" provides a fresh and comprehensive account of this outstanding work, which remains among the most frequently read works of Greek philosophy, indeed of Classical antiquity in general. The sixteen essays, by authors who represent various academic disciplines, bring a spectrum of interpretive approaches to bear in order to…  See more details below

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The Cambridge Companion to Plato's "Republic" provides a fresh and comprehensive account of this outstanding work, which remains among the most frequently read works of Greek philosophy, indeed of Classical antiquity in general. The sixteen essays, by authors who represent various academic disciplines, bring a spectrum of interpretive approaches to bear in order to aid the understanding of a wide-ranging audience, from first-time readers of The Republic who require guidance to more experienced readers who wish to explore contemporary currents in the work's interpretation. The three initial chapters address aspects of the work as a whole. They are followed by essays that match closely the sequence in which topics are presented in the ten books of The Republic. As The Republic returns frequently to the same topics by different routes, so do the authors of this volume, who provide the readers with divergent yet complementary perspectives by which to appreciate The Republic's principal concerns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Abbreviations     xiii
Editor's Introduction     xv
The Protreptic Rhetoric of the Republic   Harvey Yunis     1
The Place of the Republic in Plato's Political Thought   Christopher Rowe     27
Rewriting the Poets in Plato's Characters   David K. O'Connor     55
Wise Guys and Smart Alecks in Republic 1 and 2   Roslyn Weiss     90
Justice and Virtue: The Republic's Inquiry into Proper Difference   Aryeh Kosman     116
The Noble Lie   Malcolm Schofield     138
The Three-Part Soul   G. R. F. Ferrari     165
Eros in the Republic   Paul W. Ludwig     202
The Utopian Character of Plato's Ideal City   Donald R. Morrison     232
Philosophy, the Forms, and the Art of Ruling   David Sedley     256
Sun and Line: The Role of the Good   Nicholas Denyer     284
Beginning the "Longer Way"   Mitchell Miller     310
The City-Soul Analogy   Norbert Blossner     345
The Unhappy Tyrant and the Craft of Inner Rule   Richard D. Parry     386
What Is Imitative Poetry and Why Is It Bad?   JessicaMoss     415
The Life-and-Death Journey of the Soul: Interpreting the Myth of Er   Stephen Halliwell     445
Bibliography     474
Index of Passages     511
Index of Names and Subjects     527

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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