Plato Paper Final Draft - George Fountain III Due: March 5,...

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George Fountain III Due: March 5, 2010 PHIL 201- “The Classical Mind,” Section 1 Clinical Assistant Professor Wilson Plato Paper ( 2.377b10-378b7) Word Count: 902 In this passage, Socrates is explaining his objections with the poetic work of Hesiod and Homer. 1 Socrates describes the work of poets as the spreading of lies. 2 He also talks about how teachers should be careful what they are introducing to children, like the representation of gods and goddesses. 3 If all the wrong deeds of the gods are taught, children will begin to think that they too can do what the all-mighty gods have done. 4 This paper will explain how Socrates disapproves of the poetic teachings of Hesiod and Homer and how the representations of gods should be taught to children. 5 1 Allan Bloom. The Republic of Plato . (The Perseus Books Group, 1991), 377d4-6. 2 Allan Bloom. The Republic of Plato . (The Perseus Books Group, 1991), 377e7. 3 Allan Bloom. The Republic of Plato . (The Perseus Books Group, 1991), 377e1-2. 4 Allan Bloom. The Republic of Plato . (The Perseus Books Group, 1991), 378b2-5. 5 Allan Bloom. The Republic of Plato . (The Perseus Books Group, 1991), 377d4-378a8. [Type text]
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Socrates is making these claims about Hesiod, Homer, and other poets because Socrates believes they poorly represent important ideas within the city and society. 6
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