The Republic

by Plato, Desmond Lee (Translator)
Author(s):Plato, Desmond Lee (Translator)
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date: 25th February, 2003
ISBN: 0140449140
Total Pages: 416

About the book The Republic

The Republic is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by Penguin Classics on 25th February, 2003 . Plato, Desmond Lee (Translator) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 416 number of pages.

Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this classic text is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: what is goodness?; what is reality?; and what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as guardians of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by philosopher kings.


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