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The Republic

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One of the greatest works of philosophy and political theory ever produced, Plato's The Republic has shaped western thought for thousands of years, remaining as relevant today as when it was first written in the Ancient Greece. Plato's Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness, what is reality, what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by 'philosopher kings'. Desmond Lee's translation of The Republic has come to be regarded as a classic in its own right. His introduction discusses contextual themes such as Plato's disillusionment with Athenian politics and the trial of Socrates. The new introduction by Melissa Lane discusses Plato's aims in writing The Republic, its major arguments and its perspective on politics in ancient Greece, and its significance through the ages and today.

Book Details

Paperback

Reprint of 2007 edition

Published in 2007?

ISBN: 9780140455113

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Light shelf wear & Some Sunning to Page Edges.

Dustjacket is N/A

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Paperback

Reprint of 2007 edition

Published in 2007?

ISBN: 9780140455113

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Light shelf wear & Some Sunning to Page Edges.

Dustjacket is N/A

Slipcase condition is N/A

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