Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic

ISBN-10: 052154842X

ISBN-13: 9780521548427

Edition: 2007

Authors: G. R. F. Ferrari

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This Companion provides a fresh and comprehensive account of this outstanding work, which remains among the most frequently read works of Greek philosophy, indeed of Classical antiquity in general. The sixteen essays, by authors who represent various academic disciplines, bring a spectrum of interpretive approaches to bear in order to aid the understanding of a wide-ranging audience, from first-time readers of the Republic who require guidance, to more experienced readers who wish to explore contemporary currents in the work's interpretation. The three initial chapters address aspects of the work as a whole. They are followed by essays that match closely the sequence in which topics are presented in the ten books of the Republic. Since the Republic returns frequently to the same topics by different routes, so do the authors of this volume, who provide the readers with divergent yet complementary perspectives by which to appreciate the Republic's principal concerns.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 562
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Contributors
Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
The Protreptic Rhetoric of the Republic
The Place of the Republic in Plato's Political Thought
Rewriting the Poets in Plato's Characters
Wise Guys and Smart Alecks in Republic 1 and 2
Justice and Virtue: The Republic's Inquiry into Proper Difference
The Noble Lie
The Three-Part Soul
Eros in the Republic
The Utopian Character of Plato's Ideal City
Philosophy, the Forms, and the Art of Ruling
Sun and Line: The Role of the Good
Beginning the "Longer Way"
The City-Soul Analogy
The Unhappy Tyrant and the Craft of Inner Rule
What Is Imitative Poetry and Why Is It Bad?
The Life-and-Death Journey of the Soul: Interpreting the Myth of Er
Bibliography
Index of Passages
Index of Names and Subjects
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