The Republic

The Republic

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Plato, Introduction by Desmond Lee, Translated by H.D.P. Lee

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 25mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140449140
  • ISBN 13: 9780140449143
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 1st Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: notes
  • Sales rank: 342,806

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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'.

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Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. He founded in Athens the Academy, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching, and theprototype of all Western universities. Desmond Lee was a fellow and tutor of Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and later became President of St Hughes Hall, Cambridge.