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The Republic of Plato

Author: Plato.; Francis Macdonald Cornford
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1945]
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A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character. Bibliogs.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plato.; Francis Macdonald Cornford
ISBN: 0195003640 9780195003642
OCLC Number: 10515966
Notes: "First published by Oxford University Press, London, 194l. First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1945"--Title page verso.
LC copy: 82nd printing.
Description: xxix, 366 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Some current views of justice : Cephalus: justice as honesty in word and deed --
Polemarchus: justice as helping friends and harming enemies --
Thrasymachus: justice as the interest of the stronger --
Thrasymachus: is injustice more profitable than justice? --
II. Justice in the state and in the individual : The problem stated --
The rudiments of social organization --
The luxurious state --
The guardian's temperament --
Primary education of the guardians : Censorship of literature for school use ; The influence of dramatic recitation ; Musical accompaniment and metre ; The aim of education in poetry and music ; Physical training. Physicians and judges --
Selection of rulers: the guardians' manner of living --
The guardians' duties --
The virtues in the state --
The three parts of the soul --
The virtues in the individual --
The equality of women --
Abolition of the family for the guardians --
Usages of war --
III. The philosopher king : The paradox: philosophers must be kings --
Definition of the philosopher: the two worlds --
The philosopher's fitness to rule --
Why the philosophic nature is useless or corrupted in existing society --
A philosophic ruler is not an impossibility --
The good as the highest object of knowledge --
Four stages of cognition: the line --
The allegory of the cave --
Higher education: mathematics : Arithmetic ; Geometry ; Solid geometry ; Astronomy ; Harmonics. Dialectic --
Programme of studies --
IV. The decline of society and of the soul: comparison of the just and unjust lives : The fall of the ideal state: timocracy and the timocratic man. --
Oligarchy (plutocracy) and the oligarchic man --
Democracy and the democratic man --
Despotism and the despotic man --
The just and unjust lives compared in respect of happiness --
Justice, not injustice, is profitable --
V. The quarrel between philosophy and poetry : How representation in art is related to truth --
Dramatic poetry appeals to the emotions, not to the reason --
The effect of dramatic poetry on character --
VI. Immortality and the rewards of justice : A proof of immortality --
The rewards of justice in this life --
The rewards of justice after death: the myth of Er.
Other Titles: Republic.
Responsibility: translated with introduction and notes by Francis MacDonald Cornford.
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