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Unformatted text preview: The Republic Udell PHI 101 WCU ****be carefulUdell uses Turn It In and he will catch you even if you switch the words around . **** THIS ESSAY IS FOR HELP ONLY.DO NOT USE THIS AS YOUR OWN WORK. ****You will get an F guaranteed..so dont be stupid. Platos fictional character of Socrates, or Platos Socrates, challenges the men that he speaks with throughout the entire dialogue. For example, in Book V, Socrates plays the devils advocate in arguing, But can you use different animals for the same purpose, unless the are bred and fed in the same way?...Then if women are to have the same duties as men, they must have the same nurture and education? Although Socrates poses a good point, the fact still remains that women are not physically capable of doing all of the same kinds of things that most men are. Socrates continues to challenge Glaucon and Adeimantus throughout the rest of the dialogue of Book V, ending the argument with basically no conclusion. In Book VI, many different philosophical topics are introduced. Socrates talks mainly about how to gain true knowledge and understand that not all things that we see with our eyes are truths. For example, Socrates explains this argument using the relationship between the many and the absolute things in this world. It is in this book that the concept of the Forms is introduced to us. Socrates gives four major arguments of how the Forms work and what they are: the practical class vs. the true philosophers, the divided line concept, the sun and the forms, and the myth of the cave. The argument of the practical people vs. the true philosophers goes back to Socrates defense in The Apology. Throughout this argument, Platos Socrates talks about the difference between people who accept the many as the truth and the people who look beyond the many and understand that the absolute things...
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