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City and Soul in Plato's Republic


Tracing a central theme of Plato's Republic , G. R. F. Ferrari reconsiders in this study the nature and purpose of the comparison between the structure of society and that of the individual soul. In four chapters, Ferrari examines the personalities and social status of the brothers Glaucon and Adeimantus, Plato's notion of justice, coherence in Plato's description of the decline of states, and the tyrant and the philosopher king--a pair who, in their different ways, break with the terms of the city-soul analogy. In ...

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City and Soul in Plato's Republic
2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226244372

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