The Republic (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback)

The Republic (Classics of World Literature) By Plato, John Llewelyn Davies (Translator), David James Vaughan (Translator) Cover Image
By Plato, John Llewelyn Davies (Translator), David James Vaughan (Translator)
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Translated by John Llewelyn Davies and David James Vaughan. With an Introduction by Stephen Watt.

The ideas of Plato (c429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over two thousand years. Such is his importance that the twentieth-century philosopher A.N. Whitehead described all subsequent developments within the subject as foot-notes to Plato's work. Beyond philosophy, he has exerted a major influence on the development of Western literature, politics and theology.

The Republic deals with the great range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual. It combines argument and myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by desires and appetites. Regarded by some as the foundation document of totalitarianism, by others as a call to develop the full potential of humanity, the Republic remains a challenging and intensely exciting work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853264832
ISBN-10: 1853264830
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: April 5th, 1997
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Classics of World Literature