The Republic

The Republic

Paperback Classics of World Literature

By (author) Plato, Translated by John Llewelyn Davies, Translated by David James Vaughan, Introduction by Stephen Watt, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 28mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853264830
  • ISBN 13: 9781853264832
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 39,915

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The ideas of Plato (c429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over two thousand years. Such is his importance that the twentieth-century philosopher A.N. Whitehead described all subsequent developments within the subject as foot-notes to Plato's work. Beyond philosophy, he has exerted a major influence on the development of Western literature, politics and theology. The Republic deals with the great range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual. It combines argument and myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by desires and appetites. Regarded by some as the foundation document of totalitarianism, by others as a call to develop the full potential of humanity, the Republic remains a challenging and intensely exciting work.

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