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Plato: Republic X

S. Halliwell

Abstract

This edition offers a full and up-to-date commentary on the last book of the Republic, and explores in particular detail the two main subjects of the book: Plato's most famous and uncompromising condemnation of poetry and art, as vehicles of falsehood and purveyors of dangerous emotions, and the Myth of Er, which concludes the whole work with an allegorical vision of the soul's immortality and of an eternally just world-order. The commentary gives careful and critical attention to the arguments deployed by Plato against poets and artists, relating them both to the philosopher's larger ideas an ... More

Keywords: Plato, poetry, art, falsehood, Myth of Er, immortal soul, immortality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780856684067
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856684067.001.0001

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S. Halliwell, author

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