The Republic


The Republic, by Plato. What is justice? Why do men behave justly? These questions and others are discussed in The Republic, a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC. As Plato’s most influential work, The Republic is the source of many famous dialogues and ideas, such as the allegory of the cave. The Republic has been, and continues to be, a work of foundational importance in Western philosophy and political theory.

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