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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).
This is different from some other versions of Republic, and somehow reads more easily. I prefer this to most others, except the Cambridge text, with which it is on a par. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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
There probably isn't much I can add in a scholarly vein to what people have already said about Plato. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2002 by magellan
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
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
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