Faculty Book: Nickolas Pappas
The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic, rev. ed.
Newly revised under the Routledge Guides to the Great Books series, Pappas’s volume introduces the major themes in Plato’s great book, including his ideas on the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual. This companion for reading the work examines the context of Plato’s work and the background to his writing; each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings, and impact; the reception the book received when first seen by the world; and the relevance of Plato’s work to modern philosophy. The new edition contains additions throughout and aims both to situate the Republic in its time and in the subsequent intellectual history of the West, and to spell out the main interpretive debates that surround the work today—such as that between deflationist and realist interpretations of Plato’s theory of the soul. Nickolas Pappas (Prof., City) serves on the doctoral faculty in philosophy.
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Submitted on: AUG 5, 2013