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    Plato’s Republic Socrates Dragging Alcibiades from the Arms of Voluptuous Pleasure , Jean- Baptiste Regnault, c. 1791
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    The Republic Plato’s most famous  work A discussion of justice Includes discussion of  the government of a  perfect society Does not present an  aesthetic theory so  much as a critique of  admiration of poetry Socrates , Constantin Brancusi, 1922
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    Educating Model Citizens Then as now, children  are taught with stories If we restrict the stories  that are heard (seen),  we can make better  adults Socrates details a  program of censorship TV Cello , Nam June Paik 1971
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    Teaching Our Children Piety Gods must be  properly portrayed: Unchanging Good, and thus  causing only good Non-violent Not deceptive
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    Inculcating Virtue Socrates encourages  moderation and courage Get rid of Hades - untrue  and creates fear of death. 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course PHIL phil230 taught by Professor Elizabeth during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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