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The Republic (Everyman's Library)
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on February 3, 2016
Translation navigates well between remaining true to the literal meaning of the original and producing fluid conversational prose updated for twenty-first century readers.
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on February 9, 2012
"The Republic" is another book on my list of must read for anyone in college. Perhaps I'm aiming a bit high but I believe this book could usefully be introduced to high school students. In it we find Plato through Socrates discussing the perfect society and reasoning his way through why things should be the way he suggests.

They cover nearly every aspect of society, from the Philosopher Kings who should rule society, the guardians, and the artisans. Different forms of government are compared and discussed. Marriage, the soul, justice, poetry, etc.

It's an important book considering that it's philosophy is the foundation for the way the western world presently thinks/functions. It's something worth studying and discussing as it will definitely bring about many interesting conversations.
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on April 10, 2017
A gift for a grandson. He enjoyed reading it.
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on May 1, 2017
A school required book for my son.
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on June 13, 2014
In Plato's Republic exists a guide to life and living for every person alive. By trying to describe the ideal state, Plato creates the first "Utopia" and in the meantime questions our perceptions of reality, the idea of justice and reality. Through Plato's thought we can see the only way to judge fairness and equality is through the ideal state and what man could be, not what man is. Plato's look on justice and reality is unmatched despite hundreds of attempts to replicate his thought and style in the past few millenium
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on April 1, 2017
The introduction and translation to this classic by Robin Waterfield is absolutely essential for a full understanding of this philosophy.
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on April 10, 2017
this is a classic all should read this
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on April 20, 2017
this product works as advertised for the cost.
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on September 1, 2017
In good shape and will be used in a college class.
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on January 4, 2018
Plato! You can never go wrong!
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