The Republic

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This translation of Plato’s ‘The Republic’ is based on the assumption that he intended these dialogues to sound like conversations – although conversations of a philosophical sort.

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The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophy

Plato’s Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness; what is reality; what is knowledge; what is the purpose of education? With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by ‘philosopher kings’.

Translated by DESMOND LEE with an Introduction by MELISSA LANE

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Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

416

Language

English

Edition

2nd Edition

Dewey

321.07 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K