Understanding Plato's Republic  -     By: Gerasimos Santas
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Understanding Plato's Republic

John Wiley & Sons / 2010 / Paperback

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Study concepts of justice that inform Plato's Republic! This helpful guide covers The Republic'sfundamental ideas and Plato's main argument, as well as the coherence of The Republic as a whole.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 1405120185
ISBN-13: 9781405120180
Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/15/14.

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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

Author Bio

Gerasimos Santas is Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of California, Irvine. He has taught courses in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato's Republic, and Ehics for fifty years in American Colleges and Universities. He is author of Socrates (1979), Plato and Freud (1988), Goodness and Justice (2001), and editor of The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic (2006).

Editorial Reviews

"Santas's long career in philosophy and in the classroom has resulted in a wonderful new reading of Plato's Republic. The analysis is close, fresh, and revealing, and at the same time remarkably concise . . . Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." (Choice, 1July 2011)

Santas's critical engagement with the text and emphasis on getting the reader involved in its debates and arguments…is the real strength of this book.  Someone who reads it will come away with an appreciation for the continued relevance and value of the arguments in the Republic, and that is, in my mind, something very good indeed. Michelle Jenkins, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, August 27 2011

 

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