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- Speech is Central until Book VI!? o City in Speech o Educate a new speech For Craftsmen of City’s Freedom o Homer – Plato o Plate - Socrates - Book VI - Speech does not work? - GLaucon + Adameantis ad Philosopher King o Is Philosophy useful Adamantis = Philosophy is useless o Can the multitude be philosophical o Is any city wealthy Of philosophic nature o Philosophy as a “trick: - Images o Pilot of a Ship – Pilot staring at the sky Putting ship/craw lives in danger Plato’s metaphor Very much like philosopher APPEARS to put crew in danger, but is using the stars as direction o The Sun Sun is useful – Metaphor for philosophy o Sun is a source of light (CHILD of the Form of the Good) o Being able to see other things o Allows us to grow/nourishes etc o Sight = insight? Slow, understanding of self - From Opinion to Knowledge - Allegory of the Cave o Chained people see puppets/stuff on walls from firelight o Hear echoes
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o Socrates – what we base our lives are the opinions we receive from parents/teachers/others etc? … o Publci opinion has a great impact on us
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POLISCI 345 taught by Professor Bathory during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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