The Republic (Plato) | Critical Essay by Bruce Aune

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of The Republic (Plato).
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Critical Essay by Bruce Aune

SOURCE: Aune, Bruce. “The Unity of Plato's Republic.Ancient Philosophy 17, no. 2 (fall 1997): 291-308.

In the following essay, Aune investigates charges of structural disunity between the two books of the Republic, maintaining that a close examination of the two parts reveals a style and method of inquiry in part II that are very similar to those of part I.

How well does Republic i fit together with the books that follow? Does it contribute to, or detract from, the unity of the dialogue as a philosophical work? There is still disagreement about this matter.1 Irwin 1995, 169 speaks of book 1 as the first of two ‘long introductions’ to the dialogue, the other being book 2; and he offers the supposition that, even though it seems to have more in common with the Laches and Charmides than with the...

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