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Understanding Plato’s Republic

ISBN/ASIN: 9781405120104,9781444320138 | 2010 | English | pdf | 247/247 pages | 1.41 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Author: Gerasimos Santas(auth.)

Understanding Plato’s Republic is an accessible introduction to the concepts of justice that inform Plato’s Republic, elucidating the ancient philosopher's main argument that we would be better off leading just lives rather than unjust ones
Provides a much needed up to date discussion of The Republic's fundamental ideas and Plato's main argument Discusses the unity and coherence of The Republic as a whole Written in a lively style, informed by over 50 years of teaching experience Reveals rich insights into a timeless classic that holds remarkable relevance to the modern world Content:
Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 1–14):
Chapter 2 Is Justice the Interest of the Rulers? Is It Good for Us? (pages 15–35):
Chapter 3 Justice by Agreement. Is It Good Enough? (pages 36–54):
Chapter 4 What is a Just Society? (pages 55–75):
Chapter 5 Plato's Ideal of a Just and Good Person (pages 76–106):
Chapter 6 The Equality of Women (pages 107–119):
Chapter 7 Knowledge and Governing Well (pages 120–157):
Chapter 8 Plato's Criticisms of Democracy and the Democratic Character (pages 158–186):
Chapter 9 Plato's Defense of his Social and Psychic Justice (pages 187–219):

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