Plato - Republic Book 1

Plato - Republic Book 1 - Plato - Republic Setting ancient...

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Plato - Republic Setting ancient Greece age of great learning in math, literature, philosophy, science rule by Demaus - democracy people in different city-states--> question of who's system of ruling was best? slave society o POWs 2 roles of women: house wife or prostitute Peloponnesian war- fall of Greece Plato inspired by Socrates all of Socrates' life is written by Plato taught Aristotle Republic Book 1: 1. Piraeus, Polymarchu's father Cephalus how is old age? many bemoan the lack of youth, especially sexual pleasures- but not him, nor Sophocles "I'm very glad to have escaped from all that, like a slave who has escaped from a savage and tyranical master" (4) So old age is not such a problem. you say that because you're rich true, but what is the value of money? Fear of afterlife, so one can offer sacrifices to the gods and make amends 2. What is Justice? Speaking the truth and paying one's debts (6). But--giving a weapon to a madman?
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course PHIL 182 taught by Professor Cdavidschweickart during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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