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The Republic of Plato

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Publisher: Basic Books

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 487 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , German , Portuguese , Chi simplified

Isbn-10: 0465069347 | Isbn-13: 9780465069347 | Publish date:  | Edition 2 Sub

Translator: Allan Bloom

Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Audio Cassette , Others , Softcover and Stapled , Board Book , eBook

Category: History , Philosophy , Textbook

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Book Description
Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the correct text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay--as well as indexes and a glossary of terms--which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato's intention.
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    Probably his most well known philosophical work - a genuine masterpiece of enquiry and bold conclusions .. it was only years after I read it the first time that I discovered at university that there were actually names given to the various 'stories' so that people could easily categorise it .. th ...continue

    Probably his most well known philosophical work - a genuine masterpiece of enquiry and bold conclusions .. it was only years after I read it the first time that I discovered at university that there were actually names given to the various 'stories' so that people could easily categorise it .. then I read it again just to find out why they wanted to divide it into bite size portions .. it stands as it is, but yes you can read segments and digest it that way if you want.

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    People give Plato and other ancients too much credit. Let me rephrase that. They correctly give the man credit. They incorrectly attach merit to his ideas. If you ACTUALLY read Plato, and learn to interpret him, you will see that he had a lot of messed up ideas. So did almost all ancient philsoph ...continue

    People give Plato and other ancients too much credit. Let me rephrase that. They correctly give the man credit. They incorrectly attach merit to his ideas. If you ACTUALLY read Plato, and learn to interpret him, you will see that he had a lot of messed up ideas. So did almost all ancient philsophers. This doesn't mean they weren't great thinkers, it just means that our understanding of philosophy, humans, our interactions, our happiness was not at the point it is today (and also not at the point it will be at in the future). So don't just go around saying Plato is so great and we should do everything he says. Instead, read History of Western Philosophy, and find out who these guys were, and what their ideas really were before extolling their virtues.

    It reminds me of some Christians who don't even actually read the Bible other than the nice parts picked out by their pastor...

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