THE REPUBLIC [NOOK Book]

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The question The Republic sets out to define is "What is justice?" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests may help them see justice in the person, but on a grander (and therefore easier to discuss) scale ("suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the ...
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THE REPUBLIC

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Overview

The question The Republic sets out to define is "What is justice?" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests may help them see justice in the person, but on a grander (and therefore easier to discuss) scale ("suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the letters were larger," 368, trans. Jowett). Some critics (such as Julia Annas) have adhered to this premise that the dialogue's entire political construct exists to serve as an analogy for the individual soul, in which there are also various potentially competing or conflicting "members" that might be integrated and orchestrated under a just and productive "government."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011911378
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 10/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 940,983
  • File size: 232 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Pick a different copy

    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.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    does it include stephanous numbers?

    does it include stephanous numbers?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

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