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Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

Sean McAleer

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.


Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction
Sean McAleer | Forthcoming 2020
ISBN Paperback: 9781800640535
ISBN Hardback: 9781800640542
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800640559
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800640566
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800640573
ISBN XML: 9781800640580
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0229
Categories: BIC: DB (Classical texts), HPCA (Western Philosphy: Ancient, to c. 500), H (Humanities), HP (Philosophy) ; BISAC: L PHI046000 (PHILOSOPHY / Individual Philosophers), PHI000000 (PHILOSOPHY / General), PHI002000  (PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical).