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Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato
Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato

Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic by C. D. C. Reeve

Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic

Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic ebook download

Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic C. D. C. Reeve ebook
ISBN: 087220815X, 9780872208155
Format: pdf
Page: 350

(519e) This is the ultimate aim of education in Plato's Republic: to better the community for all its inhabitants. Throughout most of his writing, Plato uses his teacher Socrates as a character who argues with various people about great questions of philosophy. Don't those of us who still teach the liberal arts (the very arts set out in the Republic's curriculum for philosopher-kings) hope to educate citizens in just that way, by asking them to think about what it means to be together as a community emerging from individuals? I think that he is surely right about the evils of ideology, but he has got to be somewhat wrong about the part played by Socrates in the Republic, as I will argue all too briefly below. While some may argue that Plato advocated crimes against humanity by supporting banishing all the previously educated individuals, his intent is to benefit society with the new educational system. Have they forgotten the lessons of Plato's "Republic" and Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics"? Here you will find information regarding Chapter Ten of Plato's The Republic, titled Educating Philosopher Kings. The central premise of This fatal conceit is an ancient notion that is most famously presented in Plato's Republic, where the perfect society is to be run by “Philosopher Kings”, or “Guardians”. In The Republic, Plato argued that philosophers must be made kings for the ideal city-state to be born. €Gifts persuade gods, and gifts persuade revered kings.” These arguments are largely calling back to earlier work by Plato around the concept of individual responsibility and fate. In making their argument in support of more government control over our healthcare system, they have unwittingly encapsulated the progressive argument for a centrally managed society, run by an enlightened few. Plato's doctrine of the Forms also leads to some awfully fascistic-sounding doctrines: in The Republic, Plato argued that we should be ruled by philosopher-kings because only they can know the Form of Justice. This site is a tool for organizing a chapter summary, our video, our answers to the questions, and quotes from . In addition, although I enjoyed multiple aspects of your essay, my favorite part, by far, was the main argument re-echoed throughout your essay, which was that Plato wanted his readers to emulate philosopher kings. Though the conversation ultimately questions the makings of a philosopher, Socrates begins by asking whether it should or should not be a philosopher who governs/rules a city. As philosophers In Plato's Republic, the aim of education is to create philosopher kings to rule over the city. Plato's Republic, Philosiphor Kings (167-88). Have they forgotten about the intellectual history of the West?

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