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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.

Synopsis:

Essentially an inquiry into morality, Plato's "Republic" also contains arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary classic. This translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and a critical introduction.

About the Author

Robin Waterfield is a writer and editor living in Great Britain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833709
Editor:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Adapted:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Editor:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Author:
null, Robin
Author:
Plato
Author:
Waterfield, Robin
Adapted:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Author:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Ancient
Edition Number:
revised
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
1618
Publication Date:
19980716
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
44 line drawings
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.1 in 0.825 lb

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