Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic

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Plato is one of the most important figures in Western thought; the Republic is his most important, and most widely studied, work. This GuideBook will steer the reader clearly through this work.
Plato and the Republic will introduce and assess:
* Plato's life and the background to the Republic
* The text and ideas of the Republic
* Plato's continuing importance to Western thought
Ideal for students coming to Plato for the first time, this GuideBook will be vital for all students of Plato in philosophy, politics and classics at all levels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 041509531X
  • 9780415095310

Table of contents

Part 1: General, Introduction, Part 2: 1. 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 in the city (books 8-9), 9. Art and immortality (book 10) Part 3 General Issues, 10. Plato's ethics and politics, 11. Plato's metaphysics and epistemology, 12. Plato's abuses and uses of poetry, Appendix: Fundamental premises in The Republic's arguments, Bibliography
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