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Plato’s Republic vs. the Plato’s Laws Topic Republic Laws Who rules? Philosopher King Elect Citizens Class Based on the Soul (ability) Economics (4x limit on richer) Family Communal Family Units (may eat communally) Inheritance of land What rules Philosopher King Written Laws (written by Plato – modified by Nocturnal Council) Wisdom? Dialectic / Introspection 30 learns dialectic 50 leaves the cave Citizens find it in the laws – Nocturnal council uses D / I Censorship Yes – of religion & poetry Some in religion and education Government Aristocracy (single ruler) / Monarchy Democracy (nocturnal council – could be considered oligarchic(ruled by few) Who can find additional Philosopher King
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Unformatted text preview: Nocturnal Council wisdom Military Auxiliary Class Citizen Soldiers Justice system Philosopher King Court system Justice (virtue) Do only what you do well temperance & wisdom Obeying the laws-All should be pursuing wisdom.-The Republic Philosopher King has the highest pursuit of wisdom. -Economic not to be wealthy, but if you live virtuous life, there are monetary rewards.-the goal is to be virtuous not wealthy-Nocturnal Council- close to philosopher kings takes over philosopher king-women lose rule in the laws (inferior gender)-The Republic -listen to the philosopher king, do your job-you live a just life...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PS 207 taught by Professor Watry during the Winter '08 term at N. Michigan.

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