Talk:The City as Educator – 15
Ignorance and Formative Justice
in Classical Experience
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Athens as Educator
Reflections on Ignorance and Formative Justice in Classical Experience
Here are a few of the modern commentaries on Plato and his work, which can be stimulating companions to one's own interpretative reading.
- Annas, Julia. An Introduction to Plato's Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
- Baracchi, Claudia. Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic. Studies in Continental Thought. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
- Benardete, Seth. Socrates' Second Sailing: On Plato's Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Benardete comments on the text with uncompromising erudition and insight. His work is not a good companion for a first reading of the Republic, but it is provocative and productive for someone who has begun to believe he has exhausted the possibilities of Plato's text.
- Brisson, Luc. Plato the Myth Maker. Gerard Naddaf, trans. & ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
- Ferrari, G. R. F. The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Friedländer, Paul. Plato. 3 vols. Bollingen Series 59. 2d ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.
- Guthrie, W. K. C. A History of Greek Philosophy. 6 vols. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1962.
- Havelock, Eric Alfred. Preface to Plato. A History of the Greek Mind. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963.
- Jaeger, Werner Wilhelm. Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture. 2nd ed. 3 vols. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
- Pappas, Nickolas. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic. Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2003.
- Roochnik, David. Beautiful City: The Dialectical Character of Plato's "Republic". Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
- Rosen, Stanley. Plato's Republic: A Study. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
- Ross, W. D. Plato's Theory of Ideas. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951.
- Wallach, John R. The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.