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Understanding Plato's Republic

Author: Gerasimos Xenophon Santas; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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Understanding Plato's Republic provides readers with an accessible introduction to the concepts of justice that inform Plato's masterwork, carefully explicating his main argument that we would be  Read more...

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Santas, Gerasimos Xenophon.
Understanding Plato's Republic.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009033123
(OCoLC)430345337
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerasimos Xenophon Santas; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444320138 1444320130
OCLC Number: 587391476
Description: 1 online resource (256)
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Preface --
1 Introduction: The Style, Main Argument, and Basic Ideas of the Republic --
1 The Dialogue Style and the Characters --
2 The Main Argument and Plot of the Republic --
3 The Fundamental Ideas of the Republic --
2 Is Justice the Interest of the Rulers? Is It Good for Us? The Challenge of Thrasymachus --
1 Why does Thrasymachus Think that Justice is the Interest of the Rulers? --
2 Socrates8217; Refutations of Thrasymachus8217; Premises --
3 Is [the] Justice [of Thrasymachus] Good for Me? --
4 Thrasymachus Unconvinced, Socrates Dissatisfied. What Has Gone Wrong? --
3 Justice by Agreement. Is It Good Enough? The Challenge of Plato8217;s Brothers --
1 What is Justice? Glaucon8217;s Theory of a Social Contract --
2 Glaucon and Thrasymachus on what Justice is: Results and Methods --
3 Why should I be Just? --
4 What is a Just Society? Plato8217;s own Social Ideal --
1 What is Justice? Socrates Divides the Question --
2 What is a Just Society? The Problem of Justice, and How Socrates Tries to Solve It --
3 The Functional Theory of Good and Virtue --
4 Plato8217;s Defi nitions of Justice and the other Virtues of his Completely Good City --
5 Return to Plato8217;s Methods for Discovering Justice --
5 Plato8217;s Ideal of a Just and Good Person --
1 The Analogy between a Just City and a Just Soul --
2 Plato8217;s Analysis of the Human Psyche --
3 Parts of the Human Psyche: Faculties or Agents? --
4 Just, Temperate, Brave, and Wise Human Souls --
5 Plato8217;s Ideal of Rationality --
6 The Virtues and Vices of the City-soul Analogy --
6 The Equality of Women: Plato8217;s Blindfold --
1 The Blindfold of Justice --
2 Does Plato8217;s Justice wear a Blindfold? --
3 The Gender Blindfold of Plato8217;s Justice --
4 Was Plato an Advocate of Women8217;s Rights? Was He a Feminist? --
7 Knowledge and Governing Well: Opinions and Knowledge, Forms and the Good --
1 Ideals as Standards and their Approximations --
2 The Paradox of the Philosopher-king: Knowledge and Political Power --
3 Knowledge and Opinions --
4 Platonic Forms and Physical Particulars --
5 Plato8217;s Theory of the Form of the Good --
6 Knowledge of Good --
7 How Elitist is Plato8217;s Completely Good City? --
8 Plato8217;s Criticisms of Democracy and the Democratic Character --
1 Political Equalities and Economic Inequalities --
2 Platonic Knowledge and Democratic Ruling --
3 Plato8217;s Criticisms of Democratic Freedoms --
4 Plato8217;s Democratic Character: Freedom and Equality in the Human Psyche --
5 Plato8217;s Criticisms of his Democratic Character --
9 Plato8217;s Defense of his Social and Psychic Justice --
1 Is Plato8217;s Social Justice Justice at all? --
2 Is Plato8217;s Political Justice Better for me than the Justice of Thrasymachus or the Justice of Plato8217;s Brothers? --
3 Is Plato8217;s Political Justice Good for All the Citizens? --
4 Plato8217;s Defense of his Just Person: The Sachs Problem --
5 The Defense of Justice as the Health of the Soul --
6 The Defense of the Just Life as the Pleasantest --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Gerasimos Santas.

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