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Robin A.H. Waterfield
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 11 months ago
(Original Review, 2002-06-23)Socrates was also interesting because of his physicality....His routine was to spend the morning exercising then the afternoon in the market place on his mission. He was extremely fit and brave, fighting in three campaigns, the last aged 50, and honoured for his bravery ...
mattries37315 rated it 2 years ago
The writings of Plato have been one of the cornerstones of Western thought for two and a half millennia used for both secular and religious purposes, sometimes not as he intended. Republic is one, if not the, most famous piece of Plato’s philosophical/political writings and the translation by Robin...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
You've really got to love the way Plato writes philosophy. Whereas everybody else simply writes what is in effect a work of non-fiction explaining some ideas, Plato seems to have the habit of inserting them into a story. Okay, he may not be the only philosopher that uses a story to convey his philos...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Does what it says on the cover - tells the story of all the squabbling over Alexander the Great's empire.
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shell pebble rated it 6 years ago
The poetry and luminosity of this work sets a precedent for me for the dangers of poetry in politics. I have found many of the images in The Republic enduringly beautiful and compelling (especially the Cave) but think about it! What could be more elitist and reactionary than Platonism and its essent...
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