The Republic of Plato: Second Edition

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Basic Books, Oct 3, 1991 - Philosophy - 487 pages
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Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the corrected text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay—as well as indexes—which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato's intention.
 

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This is a great translation as compared with the Great Books translation.
Socrates method of argument is intriguing. His treatment of justice (essentially virtue) provokes much pondering. It improved my understanding of human nature.

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Any one studying Political Philosophy Must read this it is a great compelling argument about politics, justice, wisdom, love, life, and other fundamental questions that humans ask concerning our existence. Interpret in your own way but do not stray from the real lesson learnt from this book, understand it and share your knowledge with others.  

Contents

BOOK I
3
BOOK II
35
BOOK III
63
BOOK IV
97
BOOK V
127
BOOK VI
163
BOOK VII
193
BOOK VIII
221
BOOK IX
251
BOOK X
277
INTERPRETIVE ESSAY
305
NOTES
437
INDEX
473
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Allan Bloom is professor of social thought at the University of Chicago. The author of many books, including The Closing of the American Mind, he is also the translator of Rousseau's Emile (Basic Books, 1979).

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