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An introduction to Plato's Republic / by Julia Annas.

By: Annas, Julia.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford [England] : New York [N.Y.] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1981Description: viii, 362 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0198274289; 0198274297; 9780198274285; 9780198274292.Report number: 80041901Subject(s): Plato. Republic | Platon / République | Platon. République | Republic (Plato) | Respublica (Plato) | Plato, v427-v347. Res publica | Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.). République | Platon | Plato -- Res publica | Plato RepublicDDC classification: 321/.07 Other classification: 08.21 | 5,1 | CD 3067 | FH 28687 | FH 28715 | MC 2552 | 3,6 Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
Book one : Cephalus and Polemarchus : moral complacency ; Thrasymachus -- The form of Plato's argument -- The just society. The first city ; Education and philosophy of education ; A sketch of the ideal state -- Parts and virtues of state and soul -- The defence of justice -- Plato's state. Equality and rights ; Fraternity and unity ; Women's place ; Is the ideal state possible? -- Belief, knowledge, and understanding -- The "theory" of forms -- Understanding and the good : sun, line, and cave -- Philosophy and mathematics. The propaedeutic studies ; Dialectic -- The benefits of justice. The types of unjust state and individual ; Justice and happiness in the individual -- Plato's moral theories -- Book ten. Poetry ; The ending of the Republic.
Subject: "Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato's attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform to the more profound questions of what sort of person the just person ought to be"--Pub. website.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-359) and index.

Book one : Cephalus and Polemarchus : moral complacency ; Thrasymachus -- The form of Plato's argument -- The just society. The first city ; Education and philosophy of education ; A sketch of the ideal state -- Parts and virtues of state and soul -- The defence of justice -- Plato's state. Equality and rights ; Fraternity and unity ; Women's place ; Is the ideal state possible? -- Belief, knowledge, and understanding -- The "theory" of forms -- Understanding and the good : sun, line, and cave -- Philosophy and mathematics. The propaedeutic studies ; Dialectic -- The benefits of justice. The types of unjust state and individual ; Justice and happiness in the individual -- Plato's moral theories -- Book ten. Poetry ; The ending of the Republic.

"Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato's attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform to the more profound questions of what sort of person the just person ought to be"--Pub. website.

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