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User Review  - AngelaRenea - LibraryThing

I just didn't like it. There's nothing wrong with it, I just didn't really understand it, and wasn't really interested in what I did understand. Read full review

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User Review  - Diana_Long_Thomas - LibraryThing

This will be an ongoing review I have to read parts of this for my Ethics class, and we were assigned part of it in week two. I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy it throughout the semester, but I did ... Read full review

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

Three things struck me about The Republic. The first is the incorporation of theology into philosophy. For all the goings on about religion in recent times and the apparent "victory" of science, Plato ... Read full review

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User Review  - mattries37315 - LibraryThing

The writings of Plato have been one of the cornerstones of Western thought for two and a half millennia used for both secular and religious purposes, sometimes not as he intended. Republic is one, if ... Read full review

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Not a very good edition of the book there are spelling errors and missing quotation marks

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I can't believe this has any respect in this day and age. I have never come across such a worthless piece of tripe in all my life. Socrates is nothing more than a beligerant, irritating toad who's constant questioning makes wild assumptions that go unchallenged. He wraps his retarded interviewees round utterly ridiculous and banal arguments.
For examlple: What is better on a ship: A just man or a pilot. Well a pilot of course.
Hang on - why the f*** can't you be both? Is there no such thing as a 'just pilot'?
Utter rubbish
 

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there are no margins, difficult to use for essay-writing.

Review: The Republic

User Review  - Tgr564 - Goodreads

A must read of how government theory and world views. My favorite chapter was the Cave because it is a interesting explanation of the difference between perception and truth. Read full review

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User Review  - Babak Jalilian - Goodreads

What a bright person, what an amazing read! Wondering how different we would be if everyone would have read and understood this book, a book we have had it for the last 2400 years! Read full review

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