The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 153126669X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 518

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Plato, along with his teacher Socrates and student Aristotle, is one of the most famous and influential philosophers in history. Plato founded the Academy in Athens which greatly helped develop philosophy and he was also instrumental in the development of Western religion and spirituality. This edition of The Republic includes a table of contents.

Early Medieval Philosophy 480-1150

An Introduction

Author: John Marenbon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134989636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Compact but singularly well thought out material of a theological, logical, poetic as well as philosophical nature.

Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623059

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Republic of Imagination

Author: Azar Nafisi

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099558939

Category: American fiction

Page: 338

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From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity, and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

Leviathan

With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668

Author: Thomas Hobbes,Edwin Curley

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844857

Category: Philosophy

Page: 627

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Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary of seventeenth-century English terms, and indexes of persons, subjects, and scriptural passages help make this the most thoughtfully conceived edition of Leviathan available.

The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1773561308

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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The Essential Philosophical Works

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226669

Category: Philosophy, British

Page: 896

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With an introduction by Charlotte R. Brown and William Edward Morris. David Hume (1711–1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–1740), published while Hume was still in his twenties, consists of three books on the understanding, the passions, and morals. It applies the experimental method of reasoning to human nature in a revolution that was intended to make Hume the Newton of the moral sciences. Disappointed with the Treatise’s failure to bring about such a revolution, Hume later recast Book I as An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1751), and Book III as An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, which he regarded as ‘incomparably the best’ of all his works. Both Enquiries went through several editions in his lifetime. Hume’s works, controversial in his day, remain deeply and widely influential in ours, especially for his contributions to our understanding of the nature of morality, political and economic theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophical naturalism. This volume also includes Hume’s anonymous Abstract of Books I and II of the Treatise, and the short autobiographical essay, ‘My Own Life’, which he wrote just before his death.

Early Socratic Dialogues

Author: Plato,Trevor J. Saunders

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140455035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 399

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Written by Plato as an act of homage to Socrates, these dialogues attempt to define bravery, discuss the relationship between philosophy and politics, and include a debate on poetic inspiration.

The World Republic of Letters

Author: Pascale Casanova

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674013452

Category: History

Page: 420

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A study of the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements develops the first systematic model for understanding the production, circulation, and valuing of literature worldwide.

The World Republic of Letters

Author: Pascale Casanova

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674013452

Category: History

Page: 420

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A study of the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements develops the first systematic model for understanding the production, circulation, and valuing of literature worldwide.

Institutions of World Literature

Writing, Translation, Markets

Author: Stefan Helgesson,Pieter Vermeulen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature may simultaneously function as an enabling and exclusionary world of its own. It starts from the observation that literature is never simply a given, but is always performatively and materially instituted by translators, publishers, academies and academics, critics, and readers, as well as authors themselves. This volume therefore substantiates, refines, as well as interrogates current approaches to world literature, such as those developed by David Damrosch, Pascale Casanova, and Emily Apter. Sections focus on the poetics of writers themselves, market dynamics, postcolonial negotiations of discrete archives of literature, and translation, engaging a range of related disciplines. The chapters contribute to a fresh understanding of how singular literary works become inserted in transnational systems and, conversely, how transnational and institutional dimensions of literature are inflected in literary works. Focusing its methodological and theoretical inquiries on a broad archive of texts spanning the triangle Europe-Latin America-Africa, the volume unsettles North America as the self-evident vantage of recent world literature debates. Because of the volume’s focus on dialogues between world literature and fields such as postcolonial studies, translation studies, book history, and transnational studies, it will be of interest to scholars and students in a range of areas.

The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110974

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation.

The Book of Great Books

A Guide to 100 World Classics

Author: W. John Campbell

Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781586632045

Category: Poetry

Page: 866

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Provides a list of one hundred world classics, offering information on plot, characters, main themes, symoblism, and composition for each book.

Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291442441

Category: Political science

Page: 608

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"Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship"--Book jacket.

Sundays in August

Author: Patrick Modiano

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300231598

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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From beloved storyteller and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, a masterful and gripping crime novel set in picturesque Nice on the French Riviera Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns, crossed lovers, unregistered addresses, people gone missing, shadowy figures disappearing in crowds, newspaper stories uncomfortably close and getting closer . . . this ominous novel is Patrick Modiano’s most noirish work to date. Set in Nice—a departure from the author’s more familiar Paris—this novel evokes the bright sun and dark shadow of the Riviera. Modiano’s trademark ability to create a haunting atmosphere is here on full display: readers descend precipitously into a world of mystery, uneasiness, inevitability. A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to our hero and heroine, who find themselves trapped by its potential value—and its ultimate cost. Deftly Modiano reaches further and further into the past, revealing the secret histories of the two even as the pressurized present threatens to overwhelm them.

Politics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849648397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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Politics is Aristotle's most known work on political philosophy. The treatise is the logical sequel to the Nicomachean Ethics, as both works deal with the "philosophy of human affairs." The whole treatise consists of eight books and chapters about constitutions, democracy, oligarchy, citizenships, states and political theories.

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Author: Charles Edward Muntz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190498722

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 304

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In Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic, Charles E. Muntz offers a fresh look at one of the most neglected historians of the ancient world, and recovers Diodorus's originality and importance as a witness to a profoundly tumultuous period in antiquity. Muntz analyzes the first three books of Diodorus's Bibliotheke historike, some of the most varied and eclectic material in his work, in which Diodorus reveals through the history, myths, and customs of the "barbarians" the secrets of successful states and rulers, and contributes to the debates surrounding the transition from Republic to Empire. Muntz establishes just how linked the "barbarians" of the Bibliotheke are to the actors of the crumbling Republic, and demonstrates that through the medium of the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Indians, and others Diodorus engages with the major issues and intellectual disputes of his time, including the origins of civilization, the propriety of ruler-cult, the benefits of monarchy, and the relationship between myth and history. Diodorus has many similarities with other authors writing on these topics, including Cicero, Lucretius, Varro, Sallust, and Livy but, as Muntz argues, engaging with such controversial issues, even indirectly, could be especially dangerous for a Greek provincial such as Diodorus. Indeed, for these reasons he may never have completed or fully published the Bibliotheke in his lifetime. Through his careful and precise investigations, Muntz demonstrates Diodorus's historical context at its full size and scope.

The Written World

The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization

Author: Martin Puchner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812998936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

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"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--