Designed for courses in the history of philosophy, social and political theory, government, and Plato specifically, Plato's Republic: Critical Essays will enrich students' understanding of this profoundly influential work. The comprehensive collection covers Plato's social and political thought, his metaphysics and epistemology, his ethical theory, and his attitude towards women. The essays, chosen for their clarity and ability to stimulate student discussion, are related to one another in ways that will help students see the connections among the various strands of Plato's thought. The book includes an index of passages to guide students through parts of the Republic that they find challenging.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Critical Essays on the Classics Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.07(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.81(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Fallacy in Plato's Republic Chapter 2 Inside and Outside the Republic Chapter 3 The Psychology of Justice in Plato Chapter 4 Was Plato a Feminist? Chapter 5 A Metaphysical Paradox Chapter 6 The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic Chapter 7 Excerpt from The Sovereignty of Good Chapter 8 The Philosopher and the Female in the Political Thought of Plato Chapter 9 Plato and the Poets Chapter 10 Understanding and the Good: Sun, Line, and Cave Chapter 11 Plato's Totalitarianism Chapter 12 Plato's Defense of Justice Chapter 13 The Naked Old Women in the Palaestra