eBook The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1136205446
  • ISBN-13: 9781136205446
  • DDC: 321.07
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Routledge Guides to the Great Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor's Preface.
1: General Introduction.
2: Plato and the Republic.
3: The Argument of the Republic.
4: What Is Justice? (Book 1).
5: What Good Is Justice? (Books 1–2).
6: Justice in the City (Books 2–4).
7: Justice in the Soul (Book 4).
8: Radical Politics (Books 5–7).
9: Metaphysics and Epistemology (Books 5–7).
10: Injustice in the Soul and in the City (Books 8–9).
11: Art and Immortality (Book 10).
12: General Issues.
13: Plato's Ethics and Politics.
14: Plato's Metaphysics and Epistemology.
15: Platos' Abuses and Uses of Poetry.
16: The Afterlife of the Republic.
Appendix: Fundamental Premises in the Republic's Argument.