Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic

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Plato's Republic is perhaps the most significant and important work of philosophy and is Plato's most famous work. No other work has made such an impact on the history of western thought.

In this second edition of the highly successful Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the Republic, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to include substantial revisions and new material. In addition to the existing text, the chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged to include two brand new sections. There is further discussion of Plato on aesthetics including a section of Aristotle's criticism of Plato on beauty.

Plato and the Republic, second edition assesses and introduces:
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

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.83mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415299977
  • 9780415299978
  • 714,870

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 - CHECK THIS STILL CORRECT
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'Admirably clear and accessible... Throughout one gets the sense of a skilful lecturer who is adept at rendering Plato's thoughts into terms that contemporary students will understand.' - Mind on the first edition; 'It is a helpful book designed for the beginner, but does not shirk difficulties. It is difficult to imagine a more helpful book to put in the hands of a student, and should go immediately onto all reading lists.' - Greece and Rome on the first edition
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