The Republic / Edition 1

The Republic / Edition 1

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The Republic / Edition 1

Without doubt the greatest and most provocative work of political philosophy ever produced in the West, The Republic is here presented in the stately and melodious Jowett translation-a perfect mirror of the beauty of Plato's style.

Beginning as an inquiry into justice as it operates in individuals, The Republic soon becomes an inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state. Are the masses really qualified to choose virtuous leaders? Should the rulers of a state receive a special education to prepare them to exercise power virtuously? What should such an education consist of? Should artists who do not use their gifts in a morally responsible way still be allowed a place in society? The Republic's answers to these and related questions make up a utopian (or, perhaps, dystopian) program that challenges many of the modern world's most dearly held assumptions-and leads us to reexamine and better understand those assumptions.

Author Biography:
Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.) was born into a wealthy and prominent family, and grew up during the conflict between Athens and the Peloponnesian states. The execution of his mentor, Socrates, in 399 B.C. on charges of irreligion and corrupting the young, necessitated Plato's leaving Athens. He traveled to Egypt as well as to southern Italy, where he became conversant with Pythagorean philosophy. Plato returned to Athens c. 387 B.C. and founded the Academy, an early forerunner of the modern university. Aristotle was among his students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195003642
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/31/1951
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 219,728
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, p. 1
The Republic, p. 17
Book I (327A-354C), p. 17
Book II (357A-383C), p. 49
Book III (386A-417B), p. 77
Book IV (419A-445E), p. 112
Book V (449A-480A), p. 142
Book VI (484A-511E), p. 179
Book VII (514A-541B), p. 210
Book VIII (543A-569C), p. 240
Book IX (571A-592B), p. 269
Book X (595A-621D), p. 294
Afterword (Imitation, by John White), p. 323
Glossary, p. 347
Index, p. 353

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Every American University student should not be able to graduate until having read this book...twice. An excellent guide to living a just life.
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In this book, Plato documents a discussion in which several philosophers create and describe their idea of the perfect society. Socrates contributes a lot of the information and makes most of the major points. I didnt agree with all of their ideas or conclusions, but much of what was presented was very thought provoking. I consider the highlight of this book to be the 'simile of the Cave.' I found this to be the most thought provokine part of the book and the part containing the most depth. This simile is the reason I gave this book a 4 star rating. This book is strictly philisophical discussion and analysis. I decided to read this book for the wisdom which was bound to be between the covers. I found a lot which I could relate to my every day life and many things which would be good topics for group discussion. I recomend this book to those who want to think. Negatives of this book include: Has no plot; only discussion. Parts are uninteresting. Some of the reason is difficults to understand. As always, remember that this is only my opinion and you may not feel as I do about this book.