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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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A must read of how government theory and world views. My favorite chapter was the Cave because it is a interesting explanation of the difference between perception and truth. Read full review

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What a bright person, what an amazing read! Wondering how different we would be if everyone would have read and understood this book, a book we have had it for the last 2400 years! Read full review

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Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator and author. Previously a consultant editor for Collins-Harvill, his translations of Plato include Philebus (1982), Theatetus (1987), Early Socratic Dialogues (1987), and Symposium (WC, Jan, 1994).

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