Republic (Oxford World's Classics)

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Republic (Oxford World's Classics)

By  Plato , Editor  Robin Waterfield , Translator  Robin Waterfield
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The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator and author. Previously a consultant editor for Collins-Harvill, his translations of Plato include Philebus (1982), Theatetus (1987), Early Socratic Dialogues (1987), and Symposium (WC, Jan, 1994).

ISBN: 9780199535767

ISBN-10: 9780199535767

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Publication Date: 05/15/2008 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/01/2008 - 12:00am

Pages: 560

Language: English

Categories

Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Political

Individual Philosophers