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The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic


The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic


Blackwell Guides to Great Works 1. Aufl.

von: Gerasimos Santas

30,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405150255
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 320

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The Blackwell Guide to Plato’s Republic consists of thirteen new essays written by both established scholars and younger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers to understand Plato’s masterwork. This guide to Plato’s Republic is designed to help readers understand this foundational work of the Western canon. Sheds new light on many central features and themes of the Republic. Covers the literary and philosophical style of the Republic; Plato’s theories of justice and knowledge; his educational theories; and his treatment of the divine. Will be of interest to readers who are new to the Republic, and those who already have some familiarity with the book.
Notes on Contributors vii Editor's Introduction 1 1 The Literary and Philosophical Style of the Republic 7Christopher Rowe 2 Allegory and Myth in Plato's Republic 25Jonathan Lear 3 Socrates' Refutation of Thrasymachus 44Rachel Barney 4 Plato's Challenge: the Case against Justice in Republic II 63Christopher Shields 5 The Gods and Piety of Plato's Republic 84Mark L. McPherran 6 Plato on Learning to Love Beauty 104Gabriel Richardson Lear 7 Methods of Reasoning about Justice in Plato's Republic 125Gerasimos Santas 8 The Analysis of the Soul in Plato's Republic 146Hendrik Lorenz 9 The Divided Soul and the Desire for Good in Plato's Republic 166Mariana Anagnostopoulos 10 Plato and the Ship of State 189David Keyt 11 Knowledge, Recollection, and the Forms in Republic VII 214Michael T. Ferejohn 12 The Forms in the Republic 234Terry Penner 13 Plato's Defense of Justice in the Republic 263Rachel G. K. Singpurwalla General Bibliography 283 Index 285
"A judicious mix of new voices and more familiar ones, Santas' Guide is a terrific resource for students and teachers of Plato's masterwork. It should command a wide readership and be in every library." C. D. C. Reeve, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This is a splendid collection of essays. The contributors are not content with rehashing old material but demonstrate how it is still possible to engage with the Republic in new and philosophically stimulating ways. It provides a first-rate guide both to the Republic itself and to some of the most exciting developments in its interpretation. R F Stalley, University of Glasgow "This is a valuable collection. We should be grateful to Gerasimos Santas, and to each of the contributors to this volume, for the new light they have shed on Plato's masterpiece." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Gerasimos Santas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His previous publications include Socrates (1979), Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love (Blackwell, 1988), and Goodness and Justice: Plato, Aristotle and the Moderns (Blackwell, 2001).
The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic consists of thirteen new essays written by both established scholars and younger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers to understand Plato's masterwork. The essays shed new light on many central features and themes of the Republic including: Plato's literary and philosophical style; his use of myths, metaphors, and allegories; his theories of justice and knowledge; and his treatment of psychology, education, myth, and the divine. Contributors include Christopher Rowe, David Keyt, Jonathan Lear, Terry Penner, Rachel Barney, and Hendrik Lorenz. Written clearly and simply, this volume is the ideal companion for readers coming to the Republic for the first time, and will also be of interest to those returning to this foundational work of the Western canon.
"A judicious mix of new voices and more familiar ones, Santas' Guide is a terrific resource for students and teachers of Plato's masterwork. It should command a wide readership and be in every library." C. D. C. Reeve, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This is a splendid collection of essays. The contributors are not content with rehashing old material but demonstrate how it is still possible to engage with the Republic in new and philosophically stimulating ways. It provides a first-rate guide both to the Republic itself and to some of the most exciting developments in its interpretation. R F Stalley, University of Glasgow "This is a valuable collection. We should be grateful to Gerasimos Santas, and to each of the contributors to this volume, for the new light they have shed on Plato's masterpiece." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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