8. Tuesday, October 6, 2009

8. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - PHL Tuesday, October 6, 2009...

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PHL Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Republic Books VIII and IX City types: ideal just city (wisdom- philosopher kings city, is impossible, nothing on this mortal plane can be ideal - plane of deception, you cant be a part of the forms because the body holds you back) timocracy (honor - second best city, non-philosophers rule - just honourable people) plutocracy (city ruled by money -> NB: fungibility, in the contest for power, honour isnt enough when money is involved, accumulation of money has no limit) - non scalable activity: baker bakes a loaf of bread and has to keep baking bread to get richer - scalable: recording artist works for a week and reaps the beneFts democracy (desire -> NB: pleonexia [that condition in which the more you have the more you want]) - money allows the fever of desire to run in a riot (there is no limit) - there is no limit - natural consequence of the rule of money tyranny (whim) - dark mirror image of the philosopher king/ideal just city - the one idea is whatever he wants: “if the desire is the only rule i will satisfy my
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