Plato's Republic: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides) (Hardcover)

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Plato's Republic: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides) (Hardcover)


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Plato's Republic is arguably the most famous and influential work of philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing.

In Plato's 'Republic': A Reader's Guide, Luke Purshouse offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text. Purshouse goes on explore some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.
Luke Purshouse formerly lectured in Philosophy at Cambridge University and is now Head of Politics at Eton College, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9780826474667
ISBN-10: 0826474667
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: December 10th, 2006
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Reader's Guides