Plato For Beginners. The Republic

The major work by the Greek philosopher Plato (427-347 B.C.), ›The Republic‹ (›Politeia‹) was written in about 370 B.C. Taking as a starting point the question, ‘What is justice and how it can be achieved?’, Socrates’ great pupil and Aristotle’s teacher created an image of a state founded on a programme of philosophical and political education – with an introduction to the concept of the Good which found its most famous depiction in the » parable of the cave «.

A beginner’s introduction to Plato’s chief work – the alpha and omega of western philosophy


dtv Sachbuch
176 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34239-1
2. Auflage, Oktober 2012