BOOK SALE: The Republic by Plato


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Picked this gem up at a book sale a few years ago. I'd be willing to sell it for the right offer. Feel free to approach me if you want to part with your satoshis.

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man, reason by which ancient readers used the name On Justice as an alternative title

The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War, It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.


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