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

By William Boyd

© 2010 – Routledge

124 pages

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Hardback: 9780415555616
pub: 2009-10-06

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

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