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This book provides an integral but an intellectually accessible interpretation of the Republic for readers who lack prior preparation in philosophy or political theory. The author contrasts Plato's responses to perennial issues with those of key subsequent thinkers and introduces readers to some of the technical terminology in which philosophy and political theory are still conducted. The book will provoke lively discussion in any course that assigns the Republic as a primary text.
Readership: Students and general readers interested in Plato and ancient philosophy.
Daryl H. Rice, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
"lively Guide to Plato's Republic ... a crisp, lucid, interesting introduction for newcomers to the work. R. typically proceeds by lightly summarizing a stretch of the work, drawing out what he sees as the philosophical position it embodies, kthen criticizing this position ... worth considering for anyone who wants students reading the Republic to be provoked into animated argument about its politics." - Stephen Halliwell, The Classical Review