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Allan Bloom is professor of social thought at the University of Chicago. The author of many books, including The Closing of the American Mind, he is also the translator of Rousseau's Emile (Basic Books, 1979).
Plato's 'Republic' is one of the most influential works in Western philosophy--one critic once said how all of Western thought is a footnote to Plato. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2012 by AP
Why get *this* Republic rather than some other translation? Because Allan Bloom is wonderfully attentive to the fact that the ancient greek civilization is a totally alien society... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2006 by J. E. Mueller
So you've asked some of the tough questions. You've questioned your teachers, you've questioned your parents, you've questioned yourself (you never thought to ask your boss), but... Read morePublished on March 10 2003 by Sobeit
Plato's purpose here is to find the definition and nature of justice such as whether the just man is happier than the unjust man. Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by "an_avid_book_reviewer"
If you love philosphy, this is the best book. There are many different versions of this book but this is the best one.Published on Feb. 21 2002 by "tommy88"
Ah... those lectures were invaluable. Pick up a copy and do some thinking!!!Published on May 19 2001 by James May
With all due respect (and I really mean it -- Bloom's a treasure and I have a lot of respect for this translation), people with a modern right-wing ideological bent desperately... Read morePublished on March 30 2001 by Bill Krapek
The Republic is a challenging, intricate, subtle work in which every word counts. This is why a "literal" translation is necessary -- a translation that truly reflects... Read morePublished on April 11 2000