Republic by Plato
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Plato

The Republic

By (author) See other recent books by Plato
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $17.21
Your Price: $15.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.72! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.77 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Republic by Plato

Book Description

"Republic," by Plato, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"""series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato s "Republic" has shaped Western thought for thousands of years, and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. "Republic" begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state, and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, "Republic" employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher s often provocative arguments.It has been said that the entire history of Western philosophy consists of nothing more than "a series of footnotes to Plato." Vastly entertaining, occasionally shocking, and always stimulating, "Republic" continues to enrich and expand the outlook of all who read it.Elizabeth Watson Scharffenberger holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Columbia University. A specialist in the culture and literature of Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., she teaches at Columbia University and New York University s Gallatin School."

Buy Republic book by Plato from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781593080976
ISBN-10: 1593080972
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 137mm x 36mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Barnes & Noble Inc
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Plato

Plato: Laws by Plato Plato: Laws, Hardback (September 2016)

A new translation of Plato's Laws into accessible English, with essential introductory and other explanatory material.

Apology and Related Dialogues by Plato Apology and Related Dialogues, Paperback (April 2016)

What survives of Socrates' philosophical thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations - most famously, the accounts of his trial and execution composed by his friend, student, and philosophical successor, Plato. These dialogues contain some of the most fascinating and well-known arguments in Western philosophy.

Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and the Prince by Plato Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and the Prince, Hardback (May 2015)

Professional guidance from history's greatest philosophers The quest for the perfect life is nothing new. If you are looking for guidance to help navigate the pitfalls of your professional and personal life then you could do worse than listening to the great philosophers Plato and Machiavelli.

» View all books by Plato


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Republic book by Plato and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Plato close
Plato: Laws by Plato
Plato: Laws by Plato
Apology and Related Dialogues by Plato
Timaeus by Plato
Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and the Prince by Plato
Socrates' Defence by Plato
Theaetetus by Plato
Republic and Other Dialogues by Plato
Platonis Protagoras by Plato
Laws of Plato by Plato
Laws of Plato by Plato
Laws of Plato 2 Volume Set by Plato
Essential Dialogues of Plato by Plato
Republic, Volume II by Plato
Republic, Volume I by Plato
Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
Republic by Plato
Plato Reader by Plato
Plato Reader by Plato
Republic by Plato
» close