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An Introduction to Plato's Republic

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This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato's Republic. Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, t ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published June 18th 1981 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Manuel
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are reading The Republic by Plato, you most likely need a companion book to guide you through it. There are too many things to unpack in Plato's book, and Annas will definitely help you in this. I read The Republic many years ago, but it is only now when I re-read it alongside this Introduction that I could more fully appreciate its strengths and weaknesses (and weaknesses it has aplenty!). It is also useful if your translation of The Republic is old-fashioned, as in my case, and the dial ...more
Alexander
Feb 09, 2011 added it
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A very good introduction. Annas is critical but not unfair, and she raises a lot of interesting points that I am confident will yield profits when returning to the primary text.
Zedder
Sep 03, 2007 rated it liked it
Pappas's introduction to Plato's Republic is much better.
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