1st Edition

An Introduction to the Republic of Plato (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 21)

By David W. Bebbington Copyright 2010
    118 Pages
    by Routledge

    This edition originally published in 1962. The problems of life and government which are still the central theme of the Republic are still with us but the views presented in it were the outcome of strenuous discussion and they come to the modern reader as a challenge. To get to the heart of them he must continue the discussion for himself and make his own applications. This book will help him on his way.

    1. The Problem Introduced: What is Justice?  2. The Origin and Growth of the Ideal City  3. What Justice Is  4. The First Education of the Guardians  5. Communism  6. The Philosopher as King  7. The Higher Education  8. The Theory of Education  9. The Imperfect States  10. Book X  Appendix