The Republic: The Influential Classic

The Republic: The Influential Classic

Hardback Capstone Classics

By (author) Plato, Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon

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  • Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 40mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 22 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0857083139
  • ISBN 13: 9780857083135
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 71,414

Product description

The newest deluxe edition in the bestselling Capstone Classics Series This ancient classic has had a make-over. In recent years these Capstone Classic deluxe editions have caught the book buying public's imagination. The volumes of international bestsellers such as Think and Grow Rich and The Art of War have quickly become the market leaders. Now Plato's best known work, one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory, has been brought to life in this luxury, hardback, keep-sake edition. This edition includes: * Plato's plans for a perfect society characterised by a blend of wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice * Lessons to learn about living according to eternal truths, instead of existing simply for survival and pleasure * A new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert

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Author information

Plato was a classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Along with Socrates and Aristotle, Plata helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on classic self-help and motivational writing. He has been described by USA Today as a true scholar of this type of literature . Tom has also written introductions to the other editions in the Capstone Classics series.

Back cover copy

PHILOSOPHY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL TEXT Despite being over 16 centuries old, The Republic still has much to say about what it means to live a good life today. On the surface the book lays out Plato's plan for a perfect society, but The Republic is also an extended metaphor for individual human potential. Plato's ideal state or society is characterized by wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice; qualities that also motivate and shape a well-balanced person - someone who is 'just' or good. This keepsake edition includes an introduction by philosophy and personal development scholar Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for the contemporary reader, and showing the power of The Republic as a guide for success today.

Table of contents

An Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon vii About Tom Butler-Bowdon xxiii The Republic 1