Phi101_702 Assignment 4 - 1 Explain Karl Popper's accusation that Plato's political philosophy is a form of totalitarianism Karl Popper accuses

Phi101_702 Assignment 4 - 1 Explain Karl Popper's...

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1. Explain Karl Popper's accusation that Plato's political philosophy is a form of totalitarianism. Karl Popper accuses Plato’s Political Philosophy as a form of totalitarianism, or more so that it laid the groundwork for totalitarianism. He believes this because in Plato’s Republic , Plato outlined a society which is divided into three classes, and that puts the good of the whole over the good of the individuals. Furthermore, Plato supports this with the belief that as a means of achieving this end it is appropriate, and even necessary, for the philosophers who are now of the ruling class, to create and distribute propaganda which supports this overall hierarchy system and reinforces the need of this system, and further instills within the citizen that the good of the city is of greater priority of the good of the individual. It is through this belief that Karl Popper believes the Republic is a totalitarian society. As stated, “ On this view, if the citizens do not see
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