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Republic (Trade)

Republic (Trade) - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080976

Cover of Republic (Trade) 04 (ISBN 978-1593080976)
ISBN13: 978-1593080976
ISBN10: 1593080972
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $7.95

Republic (Trade) - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080976

Plato and Benjamin Trans. Jowett

ISBN13: 978-1593080976
ISBN10: 1593080972
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years, and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C.

Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state, and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, Republic employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher's often provocative arguments.

It has been said that the entire history of Western philosophy consists of nothing more than "a series of footnotes to Plato." Vastly entertaining, occasionally shocking, and always stimulating, Republic continues to enrich and expand the outlook of all who read it.

Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"