The Republic of Plato Author:Francis MacDonald Cornford The central work of the most famous philosopher of the Western world, Republic is a philosophical enquiry into morality that contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. In this dialogue, Socrates and others meet to discuss the ideal community, a place where morality can be achieved in the balance of wisdom, coura... more »ge, and restraint. However, Plato says as much about our internal life as he does about social morality, since all these vital elements must work together in the creation of harmonious human beings. This new translation by Robin Waterfield captures the dialogue's deft touches of wit and intensity, as well as the lyrical loveliness of Plato's language.
Complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction, here is the ideal edition to own, whether you are a scholar or an avid general reader.« less