"Continuum's Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. "Plato's Republic" is arguably the most famous and influential work of philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In "Plato's 'Republic': A Reader's Guide", Luke Purshouse offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book sets Plato's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text.
Purshouse goes on explore some of the areas of thought that the Republic has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 9780826474674 Number of pages: 176 Weight: 236 g Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm Edition: Annotated edition
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