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Author Mitchell, Joshua.

Title Plato's fable : on the mortal condition in shadowy times / Joshua Mitchell
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Series New forum books
New forum books.
Contents Preface; A Note on the Translation; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 PLATO'S FABLE; Chapter 3 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining one of the great books of Western civilization. He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns debate, and beyond the notion that Plato's Republic is best understood as shedding light on the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
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Subject Plato. Republic.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Philosophical anthropology -- Greece -- History.
Political anthropology -- Greece -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400827175 (electronic bk.)
9781400827176 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)