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The Republic

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Plato's The 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 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 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."

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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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).

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 480
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 30.05.2007
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-045511-3
Verlag Penguin Books UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,7/12,9/2,4 cm
Gewicht 325 g
Auflage 2. Auflage
Übersetzer Desmond Lee
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An enduring masterpiece
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 27.02.2018
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A grand mixture of humour, drama and deep philosophical ideas, this is Plato in all his glory, now made even more accessible to the general reader by Robin Waterfield's brilliant translation and excellent commentary.