The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic
Edited by Gerasimos Santas
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Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic by Gerasimos Santas
Book Description"The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic" consists of thirteen new essays written by both established scholars and younger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers to understand Plato's master-work. This guide to "Plato's Republic" is designed to help readers understand this foundational work of the Western canon. It sheds new light on many central features and themes of the "Republic". It covers the literary and philosophical style of the "Republic"; Plato's theories of justice and knowledge; his educational theories; and his treatment of the divine. It will be of interest to readers who are new to the "Republic", and those who already have some familiarity with the book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405115636
(259mm x 186mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Understanding Plato's 'Republic', Paperback (April 2010)
Understanding Plato s Republic provides readers with an accessible introduction to the concepts of justice that inform Plato s masterwork, carefully explicating his main argument that we would be better off leading just lives rather than unjust ones.
Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic, Paperback (December 2005)
The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic consists of thirteen new essays written by both established scholars and younger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers to understand Plato's masterwork. This guide to Plato's Republic is designed to help readers understand this foundational work of the Western canon.
Goodness and Justice, Paperback (September 2001)
* Discusses three major theories of good: perfectionist formal or functional good, hedonic good, and good as desire satisfaction. * Draws comparisons between Platoa s and Aristotlea s theories of good and justice and the theories of the moderns. * Devotes considerable attention to hedonic theories of the good.
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What is love? Why do we idealize those whom we love? How do we choose whom to love? Are some kinds of love better than others? Each age returns to these questions with renewed perplexity. Gerasimos Santas examinees the two greatest theoretical architectures of love, side by side.
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Author Biography - Gerasimos Santas
Gerasimos Santas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His previous publications include Socrates (1979), Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love (Blackwell, 1988), and Goodness and Justice: Plato, Aristotle and the Moderns (Blackwell, 2001).
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