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Republic (New ed)

By: Plato Watt, Stephen(Introduction by) Davies, John Llewelyn(Translated by) Vaughan, David James(Translated by) Griffith, Tom(Series edited by)

Part of the Wordsworth Classics of World Literature series
1853264830 / 9781853264832
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129 x 198 mm, 250 grams 400 pages
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Translated by John Llewelyn Davies and David James Vaughan.

With an Introduction by Stephen Watt. The ideas of Plato (c429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over two thousand years.

Such is his importance that the twentieth-century philosopher A.N.

Whitehead described all subsequent developments within the subject as foot-notes to Plato's work.

Beyond philosophy, he has exerted a major influence on the development of Western literature, politics and theology. The Republic deals with the great range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual.

It combines argument and myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by desires and appetites.

Regarded by some as the foundation document of totalitarianism, by others as a call to develop the full potential of humanity, the Republic remains a challenging and intensely exciting work.


1QDAG Ancient Greece, DNF Literary essays, HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500, JPHC Constitution: government & the state

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