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Plato: 'The Republic'
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PLATO: 'THE REPUBLIC'

PAPERBACK BY PLATO; FERRARI, G. R. F. (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY); GRIFFITH, TOM

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ISBN
9780521484435
IMPRINT
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
PUBLISHER
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
436 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
25 SEP 2000

DESCRIPTION

First published in 2000, this translation of one of the great works of Western political thought is based on the assumption that when Plato chose the dialogue form for his writing, he intended these dialogues to sound like conversations - although conversations of a philosophical sort. In addition to a vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, the student and general reader will find many aids to comprehension in this volume: an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the body of the text; an analytical summary of the work's content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading. The result is an accomplished and accessible edition of this seminal work, suitable for philosophers and classicists as well as historians of political thought at all levels.

CONTENTS

Introduction: the thirty; Faction; A Spartan utopia?; The philosopher and the king; A political work?; City and soul; Mathematics and metaphysics; A guide to further reading; Principal dates; Abbreviations and conventions; Editor's synopsis of The Republic; The Republic: Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Book 6; Book 7; Book 8; Book 9; Book 10.