Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day.
Routledge Guides to the Great Books.
Series Editor's Preface.
1: General Introduction.
2: Plato and the Republic.
3: The Argument of the Republic.
4: What Is Justice? (Book 1).
5: What Good Is Justice? (Books 1–2).
6: Justice in the City (Books 2–4).
7: Justice in the Soul (Book 4).
8: Radical Politics (Books 5–7).
9: Metaphysics and Epistemology (Books 5–7).
10: Injustice in the Soul and in the City (Books 8–9).
11: Art and Immortality (Book 10).
12: General Issues.
13: Plato's Ethics and Politics.
14: Plato's Metaphysics and Epistemology.
15: Platos' Abuses and Uses of Poetry.
16: The Afterlife of the Republic.
Appendix: Fundamental Premises in the Republic's Argument.