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Republic

Plato (Book - 2008 )
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The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Authors: Plato
Title: Republic
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition: New ed.
Characteristics: lxxii, 475 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Plato ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Waterfield
Additional Contributors: Waterfield, Robin - 1952-
ISBN: 0199535760
9780199535767
Branch Call Number: 888 P718rwa 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Other Language: Translated from the Ancient Greek
Subject Headings: Utopias Early works to 1800 Political science Early works to 1800
Topical Term: Utopias
Political science
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"The 20th century philosopher A.N. Whitehead famously said that "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato," and among Plato's works, the Republic stands out as the most all–encompassing: Plato ... Read More »

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"The 20th century philosopher A.N. Whitehead famously said that "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato," and among Plato's works, the Republic stands out as the most all–encompassing: Plato ... Read More »


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"The 20th century philosopher A.N. Whitehead famously said that "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato," and among Plato's works, the Republic stands out as the most all–encompassing: Plato addresses just about every area of philosophy. It's all here: justice, poetry and art, education, religion, the soul, pleasure, desire, love, sex, marriage, death, mathematics, truth, knowledge, appearance vs. reality, political and social systems, and more." Annotation by Professor Paul Hovda. (ca. 380 B.C.)

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