Understanding Plato's Republic

Understanding Plato's Republic

Author(s): Gerasimos Santas

Published Online: 25 FEB 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405120104

Online ISBN: 9781444320138

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320138

About this Book

Understanding Plato's Republic is an accessible introduction to the concepts of justice that inform Plato's Republic, elucidating the ancient philosopher's main argument that we would be better off leading just lives rather than unjust ones

  • Provides a much needed up to date discussion of The Republic's fundamental ideas and Plato's main argument
  • Discusses the unity and coherence of The Republic as a whole
  • Written in a lively style, informed by over 50 years of teaching experience
  • Reveals rich insights into a timeless classic that holds remarkable relevance to the modern world

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