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Republic


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April 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.

Portrait

Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator and author. Previously a consultant editor for Collins-Harvill, his translations of Plato include Philebus (1982), Theatetus (1987), Early Socratic Dialogues (1987), and Symposium (WC, Jan, 1994).

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certainly the best translation of the Republic available Julia Annas A fine new translation The Observer
EAN: 9780199535767
ISBN: 0199535760
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 560 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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