Understanding Plato's Republic

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Wiley, Feb 4, 2010 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Understanding Plato’s Republic is an accessible introduction to the concepts of justice that inform Plato’s Republic, elucidating the ancient philosopher's main argument that we would be better off leading just lives rather than unjust ones

  • Provides a much needed up to date discussion of The Republic's fundamental ideas and Plato's main argument
  • Discusses the unity and coherence of The Republic as a whole
  • Written in a lively style, informed by over 50 years of teaching experience
  • Reveals rich insights into a timeless classic that holds remarkable relevance to the modern world

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About the author (2010)

Gerasimos Santas is Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of California, Irvine. He has taught courses in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato's Republic, and Ehics for fifty years in American Colleges and Universities. He is author of Socrates (1979), Plato and Freud (1988), Goodness and Justice (2001), and editor of The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic (2006).

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