Republic - Plato


By Plato

  • Release Date: 2015-10-10
  • Genre: Philosophy


- This translation by Benjamin Jowett was compared with other translations, especially Desmond Lee's translation. The notes in the book show important differences between the translations. 
- Stephanus numbers, which were not included in the public domain edition, were added. Therefore, references from other translations of The Republic can be located. 
- The Republic, written around 380BC, is one of the most influential books ever written. Plato wrote the dialogue between Socrates and others. They discussed the order of a hypothetical new state. Partly from the dialogue, Plato's (Socrates's) philosophy about Form was abstracted. Basically, the philosophy teaches, dialectical (about essence) reasoning with regard to truth. This view of Socrates can be regarded in contrast to non-reductionist contemporary philosophy. 
- The book also enlightens about Caiaphas syndrome.