The Republic

The Republic (English, Paperback, Plato)

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The Republic  (English, Paperback, Plato)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: Philosophy
    • ISBN: 9780140455113, 9780140455113
    • Edition: 2007
    • Pages: 480
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    The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by the Greek Philosopher Plato.

    Summary of the Book

    Plato recounts the dialogues of Socrates on the vast subject of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. Socrates speaks about the meaning of justice, demonstrating that what many consider to be just is only an extension of personal advantage. According to Socrates, such a definition of justice is grossly wrong and deserves to be overturned. A fellow philosopher argues that justice originally evolved from social contracts which were written to prevent the people involved from exacting revenge upon others. According to him, everyone who practices justice only does so due to fear of punishment. Socrates goes on to throw down that theory and explains that justice should be defined for a city rather than an individual. The dialogues then turn towards education, the constitution and the classes of society. Socrates addresses each of these topics and explains his ideals of justice, a righteous and self-sufficient government, and the faults of a tyranny. In doing so, he laid the basis for one of the oldest and most notable treatises on the republic, which was later collected by his primary student: the philosopher Plato.

    About Plato and Socrates

    Plato was a Greek philosopher and one of the most famous of Socrates’ students. He founded the Academy in Athens and laid the foundations of Western Philosophy together with Aristotle.

    Socrates was a Greek philosopher, largely considered one of the greatest thinkers to have ever lived. He is best remembered for his legacy, embodied in the texts left behind by his most famous students: Xenophon, Aristotle and Plato. Socrates was tried for being outspoken and influencing the youth of Greece to think liberally. He was sentenced to death by drinking the poison hemlock.

    About Desmond Lee

    Desmond Lee was an English classical scholar and a member of the faculty at Cambridge University. Among his translations are Plato’s Timæus and Critias, and Aristotle's Meteorologica.

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    • Penguin Classics
    Publication Year
    • 2007
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 21 mm
    Height
    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
    Weight
    • 330 gr
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    Highly recommended

    It's one of the greatest classics. This is a book of Philosophy on Socio-political formations written by Plato pretty long ago. Here he explains the key essence of how an Ideal Society should be like by simplifying the interrelations between Law, Justice and Happiness. And It's always a good Choice to pick the older once first. Go for it. 😊👍
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    Logic and debate

    Filled with Logic Debate ,pure and elegant .It is certainly worth a read .

    I didnt find the language tough but the arguments are subtle and sometimes takes time to understand

    It gives a insight into the mind legendary Greek philosopher socrates
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    Amazing Stuff

    If the following questions ever stroked your brain...
    "Is it always better to be just than unjust? What is the ideal state & how does it form? What should be the nature and application of justice, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character...?"
    Then this wonderful discussion-book have all the answers.
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    Simply awesome

    The republic is one of my favorite book of Plato.... If you're philosophy student you should read this book.... Philosophy is study about wisdom of love or love of wisdom
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    This book gives me a terrific reading. More over I appreciate you for your prompt and decent service. Thank you so much indeed.
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    Amazing Book!

    Amazing book! Oh! yes only for the people who're genuinely interested in politics and philosophy. Plato's lucidity and narration about the true nature of knowledge is simply mind boggling.

    Warning: Language is the toughest which twists your brain to the core!!!


    Excellent service by Flipkart!
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    Slightly disappointed

    Review is not about the content of the book but condition in which they sent it. It was not expected from Flipkart. Cover and book is damaged.
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    Must buy!

    Good book
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    Worth every penny

    Quality of books is superb... Just start giving "Bookmarks" with each order..... ☺️
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    Just wow!

    good book with great quality of print
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:how many pages in the book ? at question and answer you say 416 but Highlights you say 100 only . what is this ?
    A:total 342 pages,the book starts from page number 7
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    Q:it's also in Hindi or not
    A:No, only in English.
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    Q:does this book have an introduction by mellisa lane ?
    A:Yes, and an absolutely fantastic one too. You'll get the basic theme of the book
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    Q:Does it consist of 10 books?
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    Q:Is it the unabridged version?
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    Q:is it good for teenagers
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