The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110974

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation.
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Six Great Dialogues

Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium, The Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Plato's Dialogues rank among Western civilization's most important and influential philosophical works. These 6 selections of his major works explore a broad range of enduringly relevant issues. Authoritative Jowett translations.
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Politics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123375

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.
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The Republic of Letters

Author: Marc Fumaroli

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300240449

Category: History

Page: 384

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A provocative exploration of intellectual exchange across four centuries of European history by the author of When the World Spoke French In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined “republic” of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life—and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought†‘provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship.
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The Psychology of Restorative Justice

Managing the Power Within

Author: Theo Gavrielides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018672

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This ground-breaking collection dares to take the next step in the advancement of an autonomous, inter-disciplinary restorative justice field of study. It brings together criminology, social psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, affect-script psychology, sociology, forensic mental health, political sciences, psychology and positive psychology to articulate for the first time a psychological concept of restorative justice. To this end, the book studies the power structures of the restorative justice movement, the very psychology, motivations and emotions of the practitioners who implement it as well as the drivers of its theoreticians and researchers. Furthermore, it examines the strengths and weakness of our own societies and the communities that are called to participate as parties in restorative justice. Their own biases, hunger for power and control, fears and hopes are investigated. The psychology and dynamics between those it aims to reach as well as those who are funding it, including policy makers and politicians, are looked into. All these questions lead to creating an understanding of the psychology of restorative justice. The book is essential reading for academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and campaigners.
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Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security

Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

Author: Caroline Varin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674782

Category: History

Page: 176

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This book assesses the use of ‘mercenaries’ by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies. Governments, especially in the West, are undertaking an unprecedented wave of demilitarisation and military budget cuts. Simultaneously, these same governments are increasingly opening their armies up to foreign nationals and outsourcing military operations to private companies. This book explores the impact of this hybridisation on the values, cohesion and effectiveness of the armed forces by comparing and contrasting the experiences of the French Foreign Legion, private military companies in Angola, and the merging of private contractors and American troops in Iraq. Examining the employment of foreign citizens and private security companies as military forces and tools of foreign policy, and their subsequent impact on the national armed forces, the book investigates whether the difficulties of coordinating soldiers of various nationalities and allegiances within public-private joint military operations undermines the legitimacy of the state. Furthermore, the author questions whether this trend for outsourcing security can realistically provide a long term and positive contribution to national security. This book will be of much interest to students of private military companies, strategic studies, international security and IR in general.
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Poetics

Author: Aristotle,Samuel Henry Butcher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048629577X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 60

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Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.
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Sophist and Statesman

Two Dialogues

Author: Plato

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486828220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Two dialogues explore a vital concern of a democratic society: how to define the qualities of a genuine statesman as well as the distinction between an authentic statesman and a sophist.
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Poems and Songs Celebrating America

Author: Ann Braybrooks

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486798186

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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A celebration of American ideals and accomplishments, this anthology features inspiring verse by Sandburg, Frost, Whitman, Longfellow, Emerson, and other noteworthies. Includes "Paul Revere's Ride," "Concord Hymn," "Old Ironsides," and much more.
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Ethics and Socratic Dialogue in Civil Society

Author: Patricia Shipley,Heidi Mason

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825879259

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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How can we build unity in an increasingly divided world? Could new forms of dialogue be used as a tool to foster understanding in today's fragmented societies? This volume represents a concerted attempt to think through the difficult and urgent issues facing civil society today. It considers the potential role of dialogue, especially modern Socratic Dialogue, to help answer some of the ethical questions and issues that face us all. Itself a result of international dialogue and collaboration, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned about the role of civil society in today's world.
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