Publisher description for The Republic of Plato / translated with introduction and notes by Francis MacDonald Cornford.


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Essentially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Containing crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy, it is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for ordinary readers, who are carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Utopias.