An accessible companion to one of Plato's most important works now in a welcome updated second edition. It leads the reader through Plato's life, the background to the "Republic," its text and ideas and its continuing influence on Western thought.
In this second edition of the highly successful" Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the "Republic, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to include substantial revisions and new material. In addition to the existing text, the chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged to include two brand new sections. There is further discussion of Plato on aesthetics including a section of Aristotle's criticism of Plato on beauty.