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Plato's Republic

Plato's Republic

by D J Sheppard


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Plato's Republic, one of the most important texts in the Western canon, is also one of the most widely taught. This guide, designed to be read alongside the original, offers a range of interpretive possibilities that allow readers to become meaningfully and confidently conversant with Plato's text. It provides key insights into style, vocabulary, arguments, and philosophical content of the Republic. No other guide is more suitable for beginning students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253221599
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/03/2009
Series: Indiana Philosophical Guides Series
Pages: 179
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

D. J. Sheppard is Master of Scholars and Head of Religion and Philosophy at Oakham School in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Author's Preface

1. Introductory Questions

2. Guide to the Text
Book I
Books II-V
Books V-VII
Books VIII-X

3. Study Aids
Types of Question You will Encounter

Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading
Plato's Works
Further Reading
Sources Cited in the Text


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