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Plato's Fable On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times

Author: Joshua Mitchell
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2006. 2015 ©2006.
Series: New forum books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Mitchell
ISBN: 1282129643 9781282129641 9786612129643 6612129646 1400827175 9781400827176
OCLC Number: 1162557968
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).
Contents: Preface; A Note on the Translation; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 PLATO'S FABLE; Chapter 3 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: Joshua Mitchell.

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This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining one of the great books of Western civilization. He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns debate, and beyond the notion that Plato's Republic is be.

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