Plato's Republic is arguably the most famous and influential work of philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing.
In Plato's 'Republic': A Reader's Guide, Luke Purshouse offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text. Purshouse goes on explore some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.
About the Author
Luke Purshouse formerly lectured in Philosophy at Cambridge University and is now Head of Politics at Eton College, UK.
Table of Contents
1. Context 2. Overview of themes 3. Reading the text
4. Reception and Influence 5. Notes for Further ReadingAppendix: Glossary of Greek TermsNotesIndex