Plato's Republic: A Reader's Guide  -     By: Luke Purshouse
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Plato's Republic: A Reader's Guide

Bloomsbury Academic / 2006 / Paperback

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Plato's Republic is arguably the most famous and influential work of philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In Plato's 'Republic': A Reader's Guide, Luke Purshouse offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes, and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text.

Purshouse goes on explore some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 0826474675
ISBN-13: 9780826474674

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Plato's Republic is arguably the most famous and influential work of philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. 

In Plato's 'Republic': A Reader's Guide, Luke Purshouse offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book  sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text. Purshouse goes on explore some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

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