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Understanding Plato's Republic

Author: Gerasimos Xenophon Santas
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 ;  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
ISBN: 9781444320145 1444320149
OCLC Number: 606611186
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Style, Main Argument, and Basic Ideas of the Republic --
2. Is Justice the Interest of the Rulers? Is It Good for Us? The Challenge of Thrasymachus --
3. Justice by Agreement. Is It Good Enough? The Challenge of Plato's Brothers --
4. What is a Just Society? Plato's own Social Ideal --
5. Plato's Ideal of a Just and Good Person --
6. The Equality of Women: Plato's Blindfold --
7. Knowledge and Governing Well: Opinions and Knowledge, Forms and the Good --
8. Plato's Criticisms of Democracy and the Democratic Character --
9. Plato's Defense of his Social and Psychic Justice.
Responsibility: Gerasimos Santas.

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