Plato's Republic: An Introduction

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Edinburgh University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 178 pages
THIS BOOK PROVIDES a clear, lively and highly readable introduction to the main themes of Plato's Republic. It covers Plato's social and political thought, his moral philosophy, his epistemology and metaphysics, and his philosophy of art and literature. Plato's theories in all these areas are presented in concise and straightforward terms. They are located in the context of the views of subsequent philosophers and critically assessed in the light of current debates. The contemporary significance of Plato's ideas is emphasized throughout.Lucid and thought-provoking, this book succeeds in making a broad range of fundamental philosophical ideas widely accessible. It provides an ideal introduction to the Republic for students in courses in philosophy, political and social thought, classical studies, religious studies, literary theory, etc., as well as for the general reader.

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Contents

Plato and the Republic
1
The Challenge to Socrates 1 327aII 367e
9
Basic Principles of Social Life and Human Nature
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Copyright

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Sean Sayers is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury

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