Republic

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 475 pages
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The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.

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User Review  - sydneybolton - Overstock.com

But it come in great condition. Im taking a philosophy class and my professor recommended it. It did seem rather drawn out and complex contentwise though but Im not one to judge a classic. Read full review

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User Review  - Giovanni - Goodreads

Mandatory reading for PHL100Y1Y, Intro to Philosophy; at least it was for my professor's class. The other class had a single textbook with excerpts. So, the Republic (rather, "On Society"). It's ... Read full review

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Robin Waterfield is a writer and editor living in Great Britain.

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