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Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

Author: Sean McAleer
Subject: Philosophy
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781800640559
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This book is a lucid and accessible companion to Plato’s Republic/ throwing light upon the text’s arguments and main themes/ placing them in the wider context of the text’s structure. In its illumination of the philosophical ideas underpinning the work/ it provides readers with an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and literary artistry of Plato’s Republic. McAleer not only unpacks the key overarching questions of the text – What is justice? And Is a just life happier than an unjust life? – but also highlights some fascinating/ overlooked passages which contribute to our understanding of Plato’s philosophical thought. Plato’s 'Republic': An Introduction offers a rigorous and thought-provoking analysis of the text/ helping readers navigate one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory. With its approachable tone and clear presentation/ it constitutes a welcome contribution to the field/ and will be an indispensable resource for philosophy students and teachers/ as well as general readers new to/ or returning to/ the text.

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