Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic by C. D. C. Reeve
Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic C. D. C. Reeve ebook
ISBN: 087220815X, 9780872208155
Obviously, nobody believes this anymore, but Plato's was . Have they forgotten about the intellectual history of the West? In Plato's Republic we see one of the earliest. Have they forgotten the lessons of Plato's "Republic" and Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics"? As you begin to dig deeper into the The purpose of this paper is to explain Socrates' argument for the philosopher kings and prove, using Socrates' definition of a philosopher and the rearing of a philosopher king, that philosophers would be exceptional as rulers of a just polis. Plato's Republic has been a very influential book for myself. The first major moral philosopher, Plato (428-348 BCE). The compelling power which Socrates's methods and arguments had over the minds of the youth of Athens gripped Plato as firmly as it did so many others, and he became a close associate of Socrates. The first deals with the way Plato described the ideal Polis in the Republic. Plato's ethical theory is this: proper balance in the tripartate soul and proper balance in the tripartate state, ruled by philosopher kings, brings justice and happiness. Plato's second trip to Syracuse took place in 367 B.C. Concerning the “personality” (or lack thereof) of the Good. In The Republic, Plato argued that philosophers must be made kings for the ideal city-state to be born. Now, of course, you can argue that his is incoherent, but that is a different topic. After the death of Dionysius I, but his and Dion's efforts to influence the development of Dionysius II along the lines laid down in the Republic for the philosopher-king did not succeed, and he returned to Athens. It has broadened my aspect of reality and has transformed many ideas that I have had about a state or city. Plato argued throughout the text that the philosopher kings would be virtuous rulers and that the Polis would be a just city.
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