The Republic

By: Plato
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Republic is one of the most important dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. It is renowned for its detailed expositions of political and ethical justice. Unlike his early or Socratic dialogues, the Republic reflects the positive views of Plato himself. The middle dialogues are literary as well as philosophical masterpieces.
In The Republic, Plato sets out to explain what justice is and why doing what is right is to everyone's best benefit. Socrates suggests that this investigation can be furthered by looking at justice "writ large" in a perfect society. The ideal state, according to Plato, consists of three social classes: the rulers, the guardians (or warriors), and the producers (e.g., farmers and craftsmen).
The three components of a person's soul—reason, spirit, and appetite—are social classes. While appetite has the customary low preferences for food, drink, and sex, the spirit is focused on honor and competitive principles. A situation similar to political justice is justice in the individual, often known as ethical justice. Each component of the soul is in full operation, and there is psychic harmony.

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During the Classical era of ancient Greece, the philosopher Plato was born in Athens. He established the Academy, the first university on the European continent, as well as the Platonist school of philosophy. His interpretation of Plotinus had a significant impact on both Islam and Christianity. His theory of Forms, sometimes known as Platonism, is his most well-known contribution. He is also the inspiration for the Platonic solids and Platonic love. Plato was one of the most important figures in the ancient world, and his body of work is said to have persisted unaltered for more than 2,400 years. Even though little of his predecessors' writings have survived, it is believed that he had a significant impact on the works of Socrates, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and Parmenides. On a tract of land in the Grove of Hecademus or Academus, a mythical Attic figure, Plato built it. The Academy remained in operation until Lucius Cornelius Sulla demolished it in 84 BC. Seneca claims that Plato passed away on the day of his birth at the age of 81. The Suda reports that he lived to be 82 years old, but Neanthes states that he was 84 years old. Tertullian said that Plato merely passed away while sleeping. By will, Plato bequeathed his Iphistiadae land to a younger relative.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 562 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357481753
  • ISBN-13: 9789357481755
  • Item Weight: 674.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 30.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Philosophy / Political ,Fiction / Political