This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato’s Republic. Stressing Plato’s desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas. AN INTRODUCTION. TO. PLATO’S REPUBLIC. BY. JULIA ANNAS Irwin’s book y’ Plato’s Moral Theory, with much of whose wor~ on the Republic. Julia Annas’s An Introduction to Plato’s Republic is a long, lucid, exact and exacting assessment of the arguments and ideas of the Republic. She works through.
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With a minimum of technical language, Annas systematically ppato the reader through the Republicshowing how the various problems with which Plato is concerned frequently run deeper than first appearances suggest.
Science Logic and Mathematics. It is also useful if your translation of The Republic is old-fashioned, as in my case, and the dialogue becomes very obscure at times, as well as sleep-inducing.
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Those interested in the more technical aspects of the text will find a fountain of fresh ideas in Annas’s discussions. Perhaps after reading this book, you won’t be condemning him so harshly as before. Grimm – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 1: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Fantastic accompaniment to Republic even though the work stands on its own as well. Be the first to ask a question about An Introduction to Plato’s Republic. Tavy Woo rated it it was amazing Mar 13, A very good introduction.
Introductioon insight into a work fraught with both brilliant and frustrating arguments is indispensable. Plato – – Penguin Books. Essays in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. I read The Republic many years ago, but it is only now when I re-read it alongside this Introduction that I could more fully appreciate its strengths and weaknesses and yo it has aplenty!
In a clear systematic fashion, introducyion book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato’s attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform to the more profound questions of what sort of person the just person ought to be.
This Intro will translate the discussion into more modern terms for ease of understanding. An Introduction to Plato’s Republic Julia Annas Stressing Plato’s desire to stimulate his readers’ philosophical thinking, Annas here discusses Plato’s views on education, his theory of human motivation, and his account of knowledge and understanding.
Kevin Bradshaw rated it did not like it Apr 07, Jeremy Byrd rated it really liked it Oct 16, Stressing Plato’s desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding.
On the one hand, it provides an accessible introduction. Pappas’s introduction to Plato’s Republic is much better. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 09, Alexander added it Shelves: And she is careful to tie the array of issues taken up to Plato’s basic objectives, thereby revealing the remarkable coherence of the text itself. Oxford University Press Jessica Moss – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 3: This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato’s Republic.
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Hongyu Sun rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Stephen rated it it was amazing Jul 22, In a clear systematic fashion, t This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato’s Republic.
Naly Thaler – – Phronesis 60 4: In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato’s attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform to the more profound questions of what sort of person the just person ought to be. Plato on the Philosophical Benefits of Musical Education.
Cibarius rated it liked it Sep 24, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Mike rated it liked it Apr 14, Annas is critical but not unfair, and she raises a lot of interesting points that I am confident will yield profits when returning to the primary text.