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Guide to the classics: Plato’s Republic

Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato, the old saying goes.

And The Republic (c. 375 BCE), featuring Plato’s teacher Socrates in dialogue with several friends, is unquestionably central to Plato’s thought.

  • Matthew Sharpe
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There are few subjects that Plato’s masterpiece does not touch or play on: political theory, education, myth, psychology, ethics, epistemology, cultural criticism, drama and comedy.

Little surprise then, that The Republic continues to be …

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