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Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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321.07 PLATO
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321.07 PLATO
Jun 1, 2019
The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. Now Robin Waterfield offers a new translation of The Republic, one that captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at his height. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint. But of course the dialogue is as much about our internal life as about social morality, for these vital elements must likewise work together to create harmonious human beings. Equally important, Plato achieves more than a philosophical dialogue of lasting fame and importance: The Republic is a literary masterpiece as well, presenting the philosophy with poetic power, with strikingly memorable images (the simile of the cave being the best known of Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition), carrying the reader along by the wit and intensity of the language. BOX "Waterfield's is certainly the best translation of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is an varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek." --Julia Annas
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lxxii, 475 pages ; 22.
0192126040 (hardback : alk. paper) :, 0192829092 (pbk.), 9780199535767 (pbk)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Plato., & Waterfield, R. (1993). Republic. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Plato and Robin Waterfield. 1993. Republic. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Plato and Robin Waterfield, Republic. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

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Plato., and Robin Waterfield. Republic. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Print.

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