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Santas, Gerasimos (ed.)
The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic
Blackwell Guides to Great Works
(Volume 1)

1. Edition December 2005
37.90 Euro
2005. 304 Pages, Softcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-1-4051-1564-3 - John Wiley & Sons

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The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic consists ofthirteen new essays written by both established scholars andyounger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers tounderstand Plato's masterwork.

* * This guide to Plato's Republic is designed to helpreaders understand this foundational work of the Westerncanon.

* Sheds new light on many central features and themes of theRepublic.

* Covers the literary and philosophical style of theRepublic; 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 theRepublic, and those who already have some familiarity withthe book.

From the contents
Notes on Contributors vii

Editor's Introduction 1

1 The Literary and Philosophical Style of the Republic 7
Christopher Rowe

2 Allegory and Myth in Plato's Republic 25
Jonathan Lear

3 Socrates' Refutation of Thrasymachus 44
Rachel Barney

4 Plato's Challenge: the Case against Justice in Republic II 63
Christopher Shields

5 The Gods and Piety of Plato's Republic 84
Mark L. McPherran

6 Plato on Learning to Love Beauty 104
Gabriel Richardson Lear

7 Methods of Reasoning about Justice in Plato's Republic 125
Gerasimos Santas

8 The Analysis of the Soul in Plato's Republic 146
Hendrik Lorenz

9 The Divided Soul and the Desire for Good in Plato's Republic 166
Mariana Anagnostopoulos

10 Plato and the Ship of State 189
David Keyt

11 Knowledge, Recollection, and the Forms in Republic VII 214
Michael T. Ferejohn

12 The Forms in the Republic 234
Terry Penner

13 Plato's Defense of Justice in the Republic 263
Rachel G. K. Singpurwalla

General Bibliography 283

Index 285



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