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_Allegory of the Cave_ Plato - The Republic also addresses...

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The Republic Plato, 380 BC Plato’s Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness, what is reality, what is knowledge?
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Unformatted text preview: The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both men and women as ‘guardians’ of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by ‘philosopher kings’. Below is a short excerpt from The Republic : the Simile of the Cave....
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2010 for the course HIST 015 taught by Professor Patch during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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