- Paperback: 392 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Oct. 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0872201368
- ISBN-13: 978-0872201361
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Republic (Hackett Classics) Paperback – 1 Oct 1992
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Reeve has reworked the Grube translation thoroughly, raising the level of philosophical accuracy and updating the language, all the while retaining--and indeed enhancing--the celebrated readability of the Grube original. For a long time to come, Grube-Reeve will deservedly be the first choice of scholars and students alike. --John Cooper, Princeton University
C.D.C. Reeve has taken the excellent Grube translation and, without sacrificing accuracy, rendered it into a vivid and contemporary style. It is intensity that is often lost in translation, but not here. This is not just a matter of style. The "Republic" is full of brilliant thoughts, and one needs to preserve brilliance to capture them. In the cave of translations, Reeve s revision of Grube's "Republic" is closest to the sun. --Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago"
In this rendition, first published in 2000, Ferrari and Griffith have produced a vivid, dignified and accurate textbook of one of the great works of Western political thought. It contains an expanded introduction assessing the cultural and political background and general argument; text notes; summary of content; full glossary; chronology of events; and guide to further reading. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
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This paperback version (translated by Desmond Lee) is, by contrast, wonderful So smooth and easy to take in. After a few days of frustration with the hardback, I ditched it and bought the Lee translation again. I love this book. It has been a favorite of mine for years. I'm so glad to have my old friendly version back again. It turns out the translation makes all the difference.
It's a shame about the hardback. I really liked the way it looked on my shelf, but the old cliché is true: you can't judge a book by its cover!
If, once youve read the book, you are one of the lucky (unlucky?) ones for whom the Republic has become the life changing Monumentum then you will most likely be taken on a journey into the cave, deep and dark, and if among that darkness you see the light of Idea, as Plato imagined it, you will either come out of that cave as a different man or nover come out at all.
I read this book for the first time when I was 15 or 16 years old, probably much too early not to understand the power of Idea... my heart was still pure, mind naive, the Idea was irresistible and it had stolen my heart for ever... what it did to me cannot be described...
Read it! Read it! But read it to your Sons and Daughters!
This book,which conveys all of Plato's concepts and ideas in an impeccable way to the English speaking reader,deserves every praise.
Covering a vast range of topics via dialogue, Plato's favored writing style, if studied, absorbed and followed, you would put yourself on a sure footing with regards to running a country and fulfilling the needs of the people.
It is a reminder that politicians and Governments are there to serve the constituency, not to serve themselves massive paypackets, expenses and pensions! Plato through the mouth piece of Socrates had Government bang on when he made these claims. He also believed that we should be Governed by philosopher kings. Meaning either a philosopher should enter politics and rule us or that say one of our current leaders, perhaps Cameron, should study the arts of Philosophy so he can do a better job of running the country; it could do little harm I believe.
In fact Aristotle, Platos' student, actually wrote a treatise of Government in two parts, the first his Ethics, the second his Politics. Aristotle believed both Ethics and Politics were intertwined, something which concurs with the Republic.
An excellent read for anyone studying political philosophy or anyone heaven forbid wishing to enter politics as a profession, we need more philosopher kings!
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Great start if you want to dip into Philosophy. It's the cornerstone to Platoism and for first time readers it might be a lot to take in all at once. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joe
Fantastic copy, lovely book. Easy to annotate and read, and perfect to carryPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent read, made all the more interesting when you compare the hard-line approach recommended by Socrates in creating ideal rulers in juxtaposition to the commentator's... Read morePublished 9 months ago by aro
Wouldn't exactly class it as "very good" quality - a little disappointed.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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