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The Republic. With an English Translation by Paul Shorey.

A dialogue attempting to apply Plato's principles of philosophy to political affairs and discusses his vision of an ideal state.

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  • "A dialogue attempting to apply Plato's principles of philosophy to political affairs and discusses his vision of an ideal state."@en
  • "This enriched classic edition includes : A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information ; A chronology of the author's life and work ; A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context ; An outline of key themes to guide the reader's own interpretations ; Detailed explanatory notes ; Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work ; Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction ; A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience."@en
  • "Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some like the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare, in the course of his description Plato raises enduringly relevant questions about politics, art, education, and the general conduct of life."
  • "A Socratic dialogue concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth."@en
  • "Plato examines the nature of justice and other topics such as imitative poetry in this philosophical work depicting a dialogue between Socrates--representing Plato--and several other thinkers. Includes an introduction by translator Desmond Lee, explanatory notes, and a selected bibliography."
  • "Texte majeur de l'oeuvre de Platon dont la valeur réside dans la force de la recherche de la justice."
  • "The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato's text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering"@en
  • ""Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship"-- Dustjacket."@en
  • "If you are either learning Thai, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Thai speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Republic. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Thai-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Thai synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Plato's central theme is that no laws or institutions are of any avail unless the people who administer them and live under them are involved with the right spirit."
  • "Reeve, a noted scholar and translator of ancient Greek, here provides a faithful and lucid new translation of Republic which casts the dialogue into direct speech. This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index."@en
  • "The question The Republic sets out to define is ""What is justice?"" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests may help them see justice in the person, but on a grander (and therefore easier to discuss) scale (""suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the letters were larger, "" 368, trans. Jowett). Some critics (suc."@en
  • "La Republica presenta el modelo de ciudad donde domina la justicia frente al desorden, la confusion y la perversion. No se trata, sin embargo, de la construccion ideal de una sociedad perfecta de hombres perfectos, sino un tratado de ciencia politica con aplicacion a los regimenes existentes en su tiempo."@es
  • "En este gran diálogo, en 10 libros, llamado La República, Platón pone en boca de Sócrates la narración a un oyente anónimo sobre lo discutido el día anterior en su casa con unos amigos. La justicia es el tema central, como rectora del mundo de la política, que en Grecia se reducía al espacio de una ciudad, la polis griega. La obra es un ejemplo de subordinación del individuo al interés de la comunidad, bajo un régimen autoritario que hace cumplir a cabalidad la justicia, virtud en sumo grado capital, a tal punto que, sostenía Platón, sólo el justo sabe verdaderamente procurar bien para sí mismo y vive contento y feliz."
  • "Plato's Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocuters, 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? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both women and men as guardians of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by 'philosopher kings'--Cover."
  • "New translation of Plato's Republic."
  • "Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's Republic is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms and the immortality of the soul."@en
  • "Socrates converses with some friends about philosophy and politics pointing out specific excelences in politics such as wisdom, courage, temperance and justice."
  • "A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character."
  • "A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character."@en
  • "Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introcuduction. - ;Republic is the central work o."@en
  • "L'un des textes les plus importants de la philosophie, comprend l'allégorie de la caverne, l'épisode de l'anneau de Gygès."
  • "Andrea Tschemplik provides a fresh and accessible translation of Plato's classic work, specially designed to aid newcomers in better understanding and appreciating the text. In addition, this volume provides a range of student-friendly supplements to enhance the learning experience."@en
  • "The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato's text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering."
  • "Presents a study guide to Plato's "Republic," featuring a biographical profile of the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries on each section, character analyses, critical essays, and review questions."
  • "Presents a study guide to Plato's "Republic," featuring a biographical profile of the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries on each section, character analyses, critical essays, and review questions."@en
  • "The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and Plato's best known work. In Plato's fictional dialogues the characters of Socrates as well as various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether the just man is happier than the unjust man by constructing an imaginary city ruled by philosopher-kings. The dialogue also discusses the nature of the philosopher, Plato's Theory of Forms, the conflict between philosophy and poetry, and the immortality of the so."@en
  • ""Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities, and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes"--Front flap of dust jacket, v. 5."@en
  • "PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times."
  • "The best known of Plato's dialogues, The Republic applies the principles of philosophy to political affairs."
  • ""The Republic is Plato's masterwork. It was written 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely read books in the world, famous for both the richness of its ideas and the virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to study philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices we must make if we are to live the best life available to us. This complex, dynamic work creates a picture of an ideal society governed not money, power, or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom, and justice."--Publisher's website."@en
  • "The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier. They are the philosopher-kings of imagined cities and they also discuss the nature of philosophy and the soul among other things."@en
  • "The best known of Plato's dialogues, The republic applies the principles of philosophy to political affairs."@en
  • "One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. 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 provocative arguments."@en
  • "One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. 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 provocative arguments."
  • "Translated by A.D. Lindsay."@en

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