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The Republic (Paperback)

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    Plato's The 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 inquiry into the notion of a perfect ......more

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Plato's The 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 inquiry 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."

Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.


Desmond Lee (1908–1993) taught for many years at Cambridge University and also translated Plato’s Timaeus and Critias for Penguin Classics.

Author:
Plato
Genre:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition Detail:
New
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
480
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
09/14/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9780140455113
Height:
7.5 in
Wdth:
4.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.72 lb
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