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The Republic

  1. The Republic
    The Republic
    Plato
    Penguin Classics / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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Plato's Republic has shaped western thought for centuries. First written 2,400 years ago, this dialogue between Socrates and his interlocutors is an exhortation to philosophy and invites reader to reflect on the choices that need to be made in pursuit of the best available life. This edition also provides readers with a chronology, further reading, outline of the work's main arguments, and introduction. Translation by Christopher Rowe. 436 pages, softcover.

  1. The Republic and Other Works
    The Republic and Other Works
    Plato, Benjamin Jowett
    Random House, Inc / 1979 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Republic
    Republic
    Plato
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  3. The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
    The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
    Plato
    Random House, Inc / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Republic
    The Republic
    Plato
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    This collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato's life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial and execution of Socrates the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato's life and so altered the course of Western thought. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century B.C., and examine the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.

    1. Plato: The Collected Dialogues
      Plato: The Collected Dialogues
      Hamilton & Cairns
      Calif Princeton Fulfilment / 1950 / Hardcover
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    (PUBPrinceton University)Gathered into one place are top-notch translations of Plato's writings by Cornford, Guthrie, Jowett, Rouse, Taylor, Shorey, Tredennick, and others. This is a mammoth anthology with a comprehensive index; introductions have been written by Edith Hamilton. From a giant in Western thought. 1743 pages, hardcover.

      In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party and talk about love, until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in and decides to discuss Socrates instead. Symposium gives an unsurpassed picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire.

      1. Gorgias
        Gorgias
        Plato
        Penguin Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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      Taking the form of a dialogue among Socrates, Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent "the greatest good," Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizens--a duty he believed had been dishonored in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed and creates a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.

      1. The Laws
        The Laws
        Plato
        Penguin Classics / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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      This revised edition provides a fundamental view into the mind of one of classical Greece's foremost thinkers. Plato describes in detail a system for the agricultural utopia, Magnesia, including legislation, codes of conduct for all aspects of life, crime and punishment, and totalitarian views.

      1. Timaeus and Critias
        Timaeus and Critias
        Plato, Desmond Lee, Thomas Kjeller Johansen
        Penguin Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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      Timaeus and Critias is a Socratic dialogue in two parts. A response to an account of an ideal state told by Socrates, it begins with Timaeus's theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation of the universe, from its very beginning to the coming of man. Timaeus introduces the idea of a creator God and speculates on the structure and composition of the physical world. Critias, the second part of Plato's dialogue, comprises an account of the rise and fall of Atlantis, an ancient, mighty and prosperous empire ruled by the descendants of Poseidon, which ultimately sank into the sea. 176 pages, softcover.

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        1. Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
          Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
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        4. Why Plato Wrote
          Why Plato Wrote
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        5. Plato's Reception of Parmenides
          Plato's Reception of Parmenides
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        6. Essays on Plato and Aristotle
          Essays on Plato and Aristotle
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        7. The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault
          The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault
          Alexander Nehamas
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        8. Divine Madness: Plato's Case Against Secular Humanism
          Divine Madness: Plato's Case Against Secular Humanism
          Josef Pieper
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        1. A Companion to Plato
          A Companion to Plato
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        2. The Portable Plato: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and the Republic: Complete, in the English Translation of
          The Portable Plato: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and the Republic: Complete, in the English Translation of
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        3. Plato in 90 Minutes
          Plato in 90 Minutes
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          Ivan R. Dee / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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        4. Understanding Plato's Republic
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        5. The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic, Hardcover
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