|Statement||prepared by William Callaghan.|
|Series||Hymarx outline series -- 95.|
|Contributions||Callaghan, William J.|
|LC Classifications||B395 .C355|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 224 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||224|
An example of the typical rogue philosopher, the philosopher "gone bad," may be seen in Thrasymachus' argumentative premises and conclusions (see Book I). Socrates' concession to Adeimantus at this stage of the dialogue certainly ends on a pessimistic note. There may be, however, hope for the idea of the philosopher-king as the dialogue continues. (consult the Commentary on Book 1 of the Republic, and the Concluding Remarks on the Republic). READINGS (Wednesday, October 18): Great Dialogues of Plato, selections from the Republic, pp. (editor's summary of the Republic), (the origins and nature of justice in the city; the poets’ portrayal of the gods), (the necessary. The Republic is the centre around which the other Dialogues may be grouped; here philosophy reaches the highest point to which ancient thinkers ever attained. Plato among the Greeks, like Bacon among the moderns, was the first who conceived a method of knowledge, although neither of them always distinguished the bare outline. Essentially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Containing crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy, it is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for ordinary readers, who are carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable.
It is the method that Plato adopted for the Republic and for all of his Dialogues (conversations). Socrates' (and Plato's) method of opening a dialogue is in almost every instance to pose a question of meaning (to ask for a definition of a term or terms for the sake of forming up a logical argument). In the light of the sheer scope, depth, and range of complexity of the Republic, of its pivotal role in Plato’s corpus, and of its still living interpretive reception, I will focus on a single but clearly central issue in the dialogue, that of mimesis, emphasizing its treatment in Book X, and referring also to a key passage in Book VI. The dialogue on theological principles picks up where it left off in the previous book. With Adeimantus and Glaucon as auditors, Socrates recommences his attack on libelous poetry and fiction as unsuitable for the early education of the guardians of the State. 1-Sentence-Summary: The Republic is one of the most important works about philosophy and politics in history, written by Plato, one of Socrates students in ancient Greece, as a dialogue about justice and political systems. Read in: 5 minutes Favorite quote from the author.
Start your hour free trial to unlock this Plato's Republic study guide. You'll get access to all of the Plato's Republic content, as well as access to more t additional guides and. The Republic, Book I Plato Note that I have added name indicators to identify whose words are being communicated throughout the dialogue. As written by Plato, The Republic does not have these indicators. Instead, the whole text is presented as told by Socrates as he recalls the event. So in many places Socrates refers to what others are saying. Socrates attempts to prove that the philosopher is best suited to rule. The philosopher as a lover of learning and truth is disinclined to attend to physical pleasures. Adeimantus interrupts to point out that most people think philosophers are vicious cranks, and the few good ones are useless to society. Socrates replies that this view is the result of faults in society, not in philosophers. Socrates walks to the Athens harbor, the Piraeus, with Glaucon, Plato's es and Glaucon are invited to Polemarchus ' house by Polemarchus and join Thrasymachus and Polemarchus' father, es asks Cephalus if age is as much a hardship as people say. Cephalus says old age brings peace from appetites and passions and is not much harder to bear than .