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An Introduction to Plato's Republic
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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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