Plato Paper Intro Draft - representation of gods and...

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George Fountain III February 11, 2010 PHIL 201- “The Classical Mind,” Section 1 Clinical Assistant Professor Wilson Plato Paper ( 2.377b10-378b7) Introduction: In this passage, Socrates is explaining his objections with the poetic work of Hesiod and Homer. Socrates describes the work of poets as the spreading of lies. He also talks about how teachers should be careful what they are introducing to children, like the
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Unformatted text preview: representation of gods and goddesses. 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. 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....
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