Alongside this project, I have continued to pursue research into ancient philosophy esp. It presents 15 excellent articles from 14 distinguished authors R. This Companion provides a comprehensive account of this outstanding work, which remains among the most frequently read works of Greek philosophy, indeed of Classical antiquity in general. Rewriting the poets in Plato's characters David O'Connor; 4. I'm sure a lot of work went into this piece, but, again, I have no idea who the audience for this is. The place of the Republic in Plato's political thought Christopher Rowe; 3. If you want to understand Plato's at lest at a average level, you have to read also other works, I roughly estimate at least 5-10 other works.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Excerpt: When is it that we choose to journey with companions? City and Soul: A Metaphorical Understanding 1. With admirable clarity and insight, Ferrari conveys the relation between the city and the soul and the choice between tyranny and philosophy. In other words, to read this books is useful or necessary , but is not sufficient! I am sure that common readers such as students, average readers or scholars who are not specialist in Plato's works are not to understand deeply enough without help. What is imitative poetry and why is it bad? I'm not even sure academics would be interested, unless they're devoting their life's work into the historicity of Plato. The sixteen essays, by authors who represent various academic disciplines, bring a spectrum of interpretive approaches to bear in order to aid the understanding of a wide-ranging audience This Companion provides a comprehensive account of this outstanding work, which remains among the most frequently read works of Greek philosophy, indeed of Classical antiquity in general.
Justice and virtue: the Republic's inquiry into proper difference Aryeh Kosman; 6. I doubt they have dubious intentions. I haven't read any of the other Cambridge Companions, but I am open to ordering another one on a different subject. In fact, there is quite a lot of contempt in this volume. But, for most people here on Amazon, I can guarantee that at least half of these essays won't be of any interest or use to you. Since the Republic returns frequently to the same topics by different routes, so do the authors of this volume, who provide the readers with divergent yet complementary perspectives by which to appreciate the Republic's principal concerns.
The house of Cephalus 2. The unhappy tyrant and the craft of inner rule Richard D. . Through the sixteen essays, a multidisciplinary team of authors use a variety of interpretive approaches to aid the understanding of a wide-ranging audience. An essay on Platonic Love just reiterates The Symposium and Phadreus with a hint of contempt, by the way , without adding anything new. So keep that in mind.
Series Title: Other Titles: Plato's Republic Responsibility: ed. The E-mail message field is required. And final remark - if you want to understand Plato's messages, you have to put on primary place Plato's works, not works of interpretators; in any words, you have to read Plato's works as often as possible. In addition, I hope you're also up to date on your Aristotle, because his works are cited in nearly every essay. The city-soul analogy Norbert Blossner; 14. Beginning the 'longer way' Mitchell Miller; 13.
The project stems from a long-standing interest of mine in a kind of social message-sending that falls short of full-blown communication. The noble lie Malcolm Schofield; 7. In my Guggenheim fellowship year 2008-9 I took a break from my habitual study of ancient philosophy in order to begin writing a book of contemporary philosophy entitled The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling. The values of a philosopher Sources and Scholarly Contexts for Chapter 1 Chapter 2. The protreptic rhetoric of the Republic Harvey Yunis; 2.
The sixteen essays, by authors who represent various academic disciplines, bring a spectrum of interpretive approaches to bear in order to aid the understanding of a wide-ranging audience, from first-time readers of the Republic who require guidance, to more experienced readers who wish to explore contemporary currents in the work's interpretation. The essays that aren't impossible to read serve little purpose. The values of a gentleman 3. The three initial chapters address aspects of the work as a whole. The protreptic rhetoric of the Republic Harvey Yunis; 2. The life-and-death journey of the soul: interpreting the myth of Er Stephen Halliwell. Wise guys and smart alecks in Republic 1 and 2 Roslyn Weiss; 5.
Almost all essays require that you're familiar with everything Plato has ever written, including the dialogues we aren't even sure he wrote. The city-soul analogy Norbert Blossner; 14. City and Soul in Plato's Republic. The noble lie Malcolm Schofield; 7. The book is now complete and has been released by Oxford University Press in the U. Most often, I suppose, when we want to make the journey fuller, more pleasant, more vivid.