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The Republic of Plato,: Translated with…

The Republic of Plato,: Translated with introduction and notes by Francis… (edition 1950)

by Plato; Francis Macdonald Cornford (trans.) (Author)

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Essestially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Containing crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy, it is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for ordinaryreaders, who are carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction.… (more)
Title:The Republic of Plato,: Translated with introduction and notes by Francis Macdonald Cornford
Authors:Plato; Francis Macdonald Cornford (trans.) (Author)
Info:Oxford University Press (1950), Edition: Sixth Printing
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another one of my favs! ( )
  slspencer2021 | Dec 10, 2021 |
Apart from the last book (chapter), the discussed problems and solutions can give the reader a good insight on how states work, but it doesn't mean the solutions are correct. It depends on you whether you think the solutions proposed are right or not, but it's a good food for thought anyways.

If you like looking at civilization and the shaping of societies from a different perspective, this book is for you. ( )
  mdibaiee | Sep 23, 2021 |
4/5, the book consisted of many sound arguments and the simile of the cave is for sure one of the things that made this book enjoyable to read and the ring of Gyges was also a great thing to learn about from this book. Furthermore, the book consists of great ideas and the breaking down using Socratic method further demonstrates the nice analytical thinking and how to find out logical inadequacies through finding the premise in an argument. Overall i would say that the book has contents that are simply easy to read and understand and i highly recommend reading this as it allows you to think carefully about Plato's teachings. ( )
  thejobcentre | Aug 14, 2021 |
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Este boxe reúne em dois volumes o que há de mais representativo de sua de Platão. No primeiro, A República procura desvendar as sendas que levarão o homem a uma sociedade ideal, exercitando, através do diálogo socrático, uma sistematização do fenômeno político. No segundo, a trajetória da condenação de Sócrates, de quem Platão foi discípulo, proporciona uma profunda reflexão sobre o que de fato é a democracia em O julgamento e a morte de Sócrates — uma compilação dos diálogos “Eutífron”, “Apologia de Sócrates”, “Críton” e “Fédon”, inédita no Brasil e prefaciada pelo poeta e filósofo Alberto Pucheu; e também o debate sobre a natureza do amor em O banquete suscita um sutil questionamento sobre os papéis de gênero, o sexo na sociedade e a sublimação dos instintos humanos mais primitivos. Cronologicamente distante por um período milenar e ao mesmo tempo necessariamente próximo por sua temática essencial e contemporânea, o pensamento infinito de Platão torna-se presente ao fazer pulsar, em nós, nossa própria humanidade.
  AdaileJosy | Jun 12, 2021 |
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I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon, son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess, and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which was a new thing. (Benjamin Jowett's translation)
The main question to be answered in the Republic is: What does Justice mean, and how can it be realized in human society? [tr. Cornford]
...justice is keeping what is properly one's own and doing one's own job. (Desmond Lee translation)
...the state whose prospective rulers come to their duties with least enthusiasm is bound to have the best and most tranquil government and the state whose rulers are eager to rule the worst. (Desmond Lee translation)
...no one who had not exceptional gifts could grow into a good man unless he were brought up from childhood in a good environment and trained in good habits. Democracy...sweeps all this away and doesn't mind what the habits and background of its politicians are; provided they profess themselves the people's friends, they are duly honored. (Desmond Lee translation)
...an excessive desire for liberty at the expense of everything else is what undermines democracy and leads to the demand for tyranny. (Desmond Lee translation)
...all the poets from Homer downwards have no grasp of truth but merely produce a superficial likeness of any subject they treat, including human excellence. (Desmond Lee translation)
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The original Ancient Greek title was 'Πολιτεία', though most editions in the original Classical Greek have the Latin title, 'Respublica'. Neither should be combined with this translated entry (Modern Greek editions should be here, however).
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Essestially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Containing crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy, it is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for ordinaryreaders, who are carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction.

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"Nel mondo antico e poi ancora in quello moderno, "La Repubblica" non ha mai mancato di svolgere il suo compito principale: quello di invitare a pensare sul destino della vita individuale e sociale degli uomini. Un destino, secondo Platone, non prescritto e immutabile, ma da immaginare, argomentare, costruire." 
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