Delve into Plato’s massive model of the ideal state with a variety of resources for a rich study of the Republic. Begin with Jowett and Campbell’s classic Greek text, notes, and essays, and explore Vaughan and Davies’ scholarly English translation. G.H. Wells then summarizes Plato’s argument in each book of the Republic, and Bernard Bosanquet provides a commentary and notes for English readers that follows Vaughan and Davies translation. Rounding out the collection is Bosanquet’s analysis of education in the Republic and R.M. Wenley’s essay on how Plato’s vision can be seen in modern society.
Plato’s Republic is one of the cornerstone works of Western philosophy. His discussions of justice, virtue, education, and the makings of the ideal state have had an indelible influence on all subsequent political theory. This collection of commentaries and studies provides all the tools necessary for a scholarly study of the father of Western Philosophy’s most substantial work.
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Plato (427–347 BC) was born in Athens to an aristocratic family. A student of Socrates until the latter’s death, he also studied the works of Heraclitus, Parmenides, and the Pythagoreans. Following the death of Socrates, Plato spent a number of years traveling around the Mediterranean. He eventually returned to Athens and founded a school of philosophy called the Academy (named for the field in which it was located), where he later taught Aristotle.
Plato wrote works on ethics, politics, morality, epistemology, and metaphysics. He is best known for his theory of forms, the theory that the qualities that define a thing’s existence (redness, beauty) exist in an abstract realm of forms, separate from matter. Plato believed that what was true, and therefore real, must be unchanging. Because the material world is in a constant state of change it is not true reality but a mere illusion. Plato taught that love is the longing for the Beautiful in its purest, most abstract, form. Consequently, love is what motivates all the highest human achievements.