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Republic - 07 edition

by Plato

Republic (ISBN10: 0140455116; ISBN13: 9780140455113)
ISBN13: 978-0140455113
ISBN10: 0140455116

Summary: Plato's Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness; what is reality; what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people. Wi ...show moreth remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by 'philosopher kings'. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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