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THE REPUBLIC
     

THE REPUBLIC

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by Plato
 

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The Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the exception of the Laws, and is certainly the greatest of them. There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the

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The Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the exception of the Laws, and is certainly the greatest of them. There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the Protagoras are of higher excellence. But no other Dialogue of Plato has the same largeness of view and the same perfection of style; no other shows an equal knowledge of the world, or contains more of those thoughts which are new as well as old, and not of one age only but of all. Nowhere in Plato is there a deeper irony or a greater wealth of humour or imagery, or more dramatic power. Nor in any other of his writings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy.

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BN ID:
2940011910913
Publisher:
Uplifting Publications
Publication date:
10/04/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
434 KB

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The Republic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this may be a good version and translation, the point is moot, because after turning a page it freezes my Nook. None of my other books, longer or otherwise, have caused this problem, only this one. Not sure why, but save your $ and pick a different copy.
en2936 More than 1 year ago
does it include stephanous numbers?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago