Latest reviews in Philosophy Books »

A Classic

Advantages: A classic of philosophy and literature
Disadvantages: I guess you might disagree with some of the ideas, but you should still read it

Plato’s Republic is probably the most widely read book in the history of philosophy. Plato himself was a Greek philosopher, pupil of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle, and so influential the early 20th century philosopher A. N. Whitehead described all sub ...

a-true-ben 04.08.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Republic - Plato

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

A Dictator is not necessarily a bad leader

Advantages: A truly detailed conversation on the construction of an ideal world
Disadvantages: You will have to read very carefully and will take months

...Before Thomas Moore created his Utopia Plato had discussed in detail the formation of a perfect nation state. And while Thomas Moore's utopia meant an imaginary world Plato's was essentially a potential reality. The discussion in this weighty "book" re ...

coleecip 13.11.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of The Republic - Plato

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

A true Republican

Advantages: A must read for everyone
Disadvantages: May put off modern reader initially

The thing I like about Plato is his books read as stories, not just works of philosophy. They always start off with a chat about the wrestling or who was a the market this morning. When they get down to serious business maximum concentration is required, ...

stoofer 23.03.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of The Republic - Plato

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Plato-The Republic

Advantages: Worth reading for anyone interested in Politics or Philosophy
Disadvantages: A little longwinded

The republic is a unique and slightly unusual book in terms of written presentation. The book is academic in one sense, with Plato presenting his views and opinions on governance to the reader, yet he implies a more typically fictional style to do so. ...

thomarnold 25.10.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of The Republic - Plato

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Socrates on Death Row

Advantages: Short, stimulating political ideas
Disadvantages: Not Plato's artistic best

Crito is one of Plato’s ‘Socratic’ dialogues. Although Socrates himself wrote nothing, his pupil Plato wrote in dialogues (like play scripts), almost always with Socrates as star. Plato’s later dialogues were generally much longer and wider ranging. Cr ...

a-true-ben 06.09.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Crito - Plato

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money