About this Item
Quantity Available: 2
Title: Republic (Wordsworth Classics of World ...
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Book Condition: Very Good
About this title
The ideas of Plato (c429-347BC) have influenced Western philosophers for over two thousand years. Such is his importance that the twentieth-century philosopher A.N. Whitehead described all subsequent developments within the subject as foot-notes to Plato's work. Beyond philosophy, he has exerted a major influence on the development of Western literature, politics and theology. The Republic deals with the great range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual. It combines argument and myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by desires and appetites. Regarded by some as the foundation document of totalitarianism, by others as a call to develop the full potential of humanity, the Republic remains a challenging and intensely exciting work.About the Author:
Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.
Desmond Lee (1908-1993) taught for many years at Cambridge University and also translated Plato's Timaeus and Critias for Penguin Classics.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Please contact us at Northeastbooks@gmail.com immediately if there is a problem We
accept returns only if contacted within 24 hours of a customer receiving the book.
JW Books LLC
15421 W. Dixie hwy bay 11
North miami beach fl 33162
All orders ship within 1 business day.
accepted by seller