Republic

Republic

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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.


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Author(s)
Plato, John Llewelyn Davies, David James Vaughan, Tom Griffith, Stephen Watt
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 250g
Publication date
01 Dec 1999
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country
Herts, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
1853264830
ISBN13
9781853264832
Bestsellers rank
45,911