The republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato - The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier.

Plato's "The Republic" = Socrates laying down THE LAW.

Plato described in his Republic the need for the elite to maintain certain myths, which he called "noble lies" (gennaion pseudos) in order to protect social harmony. These could include, for example, religion.

The Republic: Plato, Fritz Fredel, Benjamin Jowett: Amazon.com: Books

The Republic: Plato, Fritz Fredel, Benjamin Jowett: Amazon.com: Books

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"The Republic" is written in a Socrates dialogue format (question and answer). The most famous section is Plato's Allegory of the Cave where he discusses the effect of education and the role of the philosopher. It continues to be one of the most intellectually influential works of philosophy and political theory, with themes on the definition of justice, the character of a just government, and what makes a good man.

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Plato's Academy, Mosaic from Villa of T. Siminius Stephanus, Pompeii (photo courtesy of Branislav Slantchev)

In The Republic, Plato tackles the big issues of the state and the individual: how the state should be ruled, and by whom; and the way the individual should lead his life - and why. The lively quality of the dialogue can be clearly appreciated in this new translation by Tom Griffith.

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The Republic - Plato

Plato's year old masterwork "The Republic'' remains a seminal work of Western philosophy—a vision of an ideal society not governed by desire for personal wealth, power or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom and justice.

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