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The Republic - Desmond Lee, Plato
The Republic
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3.60 490
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449143 (0140449140)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
5.0 The Republic
This is clearly one of the best books ever written. Many times I've started reading it but never could get in to it. This is the first time I actually tried listening to it instead of reading it, and now I realize that this book was meant to be listened to not read. I suspect it is a very good trans...
ybrikman rated it
3.0 The Republic
This book has some brilliant/famous parts, but it's mostly just a guy eloquently agreeing with himself. The allegory of the cave is terrific. The basic concept of a Socratic Dialogue is fascinating: far easier to read and follow than the typical philosophical prose, but also comical in some ways, at...
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5.0 The Republic
Arguably this is the greatest work of philosophy ever written and it is pretty clearly one of the most important books of all time. It comes the closest to summing up all of Plato`s philosophy in one place.All of Plato`s works are dialogues with the main character usually being Socrates. The first...
janeg rated it
"Homer is dear to me, but truth is dearer."
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Emily May (The Book Geek) rated it
My re-reading of this for my university course has led me to the same conclusions I found when I first read it a couple of years back, except this time I am fortunate enough to have understood it better than last time. My conclusions being that Plato, and through him Socrates, was very intelligent, ...
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