Title THE REPUBLIC
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Penguin Classics 2007
0140455116 / 9780140455113
Seller ID RWARE0000039901
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western p hilosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different in terlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and th e ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are r aised: what is goodness; what is reality; what is knowledge? The Republic a lso addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men a s "guardians" of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of alleg ory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by "philosopher kings." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.