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The Republic

The Republic

The Republic

作    者
Plato; Lane, Melissa; Lee, Desmond;  
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History > Ancient > Greece
Philosophy > History & Surveys > Ancient & Classical
出版社
Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13
9780140455113
ISBN-10
0140455116
出版日期
2007-09
页数
480
单位
尺寸
19.05 * 1.91 * 12.06
装帧
Paperback
版本
Translation

Product Description

Plato's "Republic" is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an enquiry 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 role 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'.

About the Author

Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. He founded in Athens the Academy, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching, and theprototype of all Western universities. Desmond Lee was a fellow and tutor of Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and later became President of St Hughes Hall, Cambridge. Melissa Lane received her PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge University. She teaches the history of political thought and political philosophy in the History Faculty at Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of King's College. Her books include Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman (Cambridge, 1998) and Plato's Progeny: how Plato and Socrates still captivate the modern mind (Duckworth, 2001).

Language Notes

Text: English, Greek (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.