The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

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Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic introduces the major themes in Plato's great book and acts as a companion for reading the work, examining:

The context of Plato's work and the background to his writing
Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact
The reception the book received when first seen by the world
The relevance of Plato's work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence.

With further reading included throughout, this text follows Plato's original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 363g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white
  • 0415668018
  • 9780415668019
  • 553,646

Table of contents

Series Editor's Preface Author Preface Part I: General Introduction 1. lato and the Republic Part II: The Argument of the Republic 2. What is Justice? (Book 1) 3. What good is justice? (Books 1-2) 4. Justice in the city (Books 2-4) 5. Justice in the soul (Book 4) 6. Radical politics (Books 5-7) 7. Metaphysics and epistemology (Books 5-7) 8. Injustice in the soul and the city (Books 8-9) 9. Art and immorality (Book 10) Part III: General Issues 10. Plato's ethics and politics 11. Plato's metaphysics and epistemology 12. Plato's abuses and uses of poetry 13. The afterlife of the Republic Appendix Bibliography Index
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About Nickolas Pappas

Nickolas Pappas is Professor of Philosophy at the City College and Graduate Centre of the City University of New York, where he regularly teaches courses on Plato's philosophy.
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