BARNES & NOBLE, 2004 - Philosophy - 442 pages
Republic, by Plato, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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.
Elizabeth Watson Scharffenberger holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Columbia University. A specialist in the culture and literature of Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., she teaches at Columbia University and New York University’s Gallatin School.
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Review: RepublicUser Review - Brendan Palangio - Goodreads
The best available translation of Plato's Republic. Reeves' decision to render the Republic in direct speech (the manner with which many of Plato's dialogues are structured) rather than the sometimes ... Read full review
Review: The Republic of PlatoUser Review - Shae - Goodreads
I would probably have liked this book better if I was reading it for fun and at my own pace, instead of reading it for school in a two week time frame. There were still things I enjoyed about it but it was much more forced. All in all, glad I read, doubt I'll ever read it again. Read full review