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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

Angie Hobbs



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19 February 2019
Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Social & political philosophy
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plato's Republic is an accessible, authoritative, and timely introduction to the influential dialogue that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy.

Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato's Republic explores the age old dilemma- Why should I be just? What is a just society, and how can it be created?

With strikingly relevant questions such as- How can women's potential be actualized? How are democracies subverted by demagogues and tyrants? How dangerous are 'alternative facts' and what can we do about them? This text is still essential reading.

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By:   Angie Hobbs
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 119mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   1.270kg
ISBN:   9780718188528
ISBN 10:   0718188527
Series:   The Ladybird Expert Series
Pages:   56
Publication Date:   19 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Angie Hobbs gained a degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick; in 2012 she was appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, ethics and political theory, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (C.U.P). She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Patron of the Philosophy Foundation and Patron of the Philosophy in Education project. Outside academia, she has many interests, including the theatre, music, walking, swimming and many sports, especially cricket.www.angiehobbs.comTwitter: @drangiehobbs

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