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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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mattries37315 rated it
4.0 Republic
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...
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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...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 Theorising the Perfect State
Sometimes I wonder if people give this book five stars because it is either a) written by Plato, or b) if you don't give it five stars then you are afraid that people will think that you are some semi-literate mindless cretin whose reading capacity tends to extend little beyond the Harry Potter and ...
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shell pebble rated it
3.0 Beware the poet
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...
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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