Plato: Republic I by D.j. PlatoPlato: Republic I by D.j. Plato

Plato: Republic I

byD.j. PlatoEditorD. Allen

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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What is the true nature of dikaiosyne (justice)? In the dialogue that forms Book I of The Republic Socrates meets the arguments first of Polemarchus, that justice means speaking the truth and paying one's dues in the broadest sense; then of Thrasymachus, that it is nothing more than the power which the strong exercise over the weaker members of society. In reality, Book I concludes, justice, self-control (sophrosyne), and virtue (arete) are 'natural'; the city which displays them is most truly free; the individuals who possess them will achieve their true destiny. First published in the Methuen Classic series, this edition contains a substantial introduction and the text is accompanied by explanatory notes suitable for use by school and university students, as well as a full vocabulary. It provides an ideal introduction to Plato's Republic, his most influential work, and more generally to his philosophy, language and literary style.
D.J. Allan
Title:Plato: Republic IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.26 × 5.78 × 0.31 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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Table of Contents

Introduction I. Plato's Early Life. The Political Background II. Education In Plato's Time III. The Dialogues Of Plato: His Travels: The Foundation Of The Academy IV. (A) Minor Characters In The Republic (B) The Dramatic Date V. The Arguments With Polemarchus And With Thrasymachus Text Notes Appendix, Future Rewards And Punishments