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Unformatted text preview: right to education as men. It was very radical for the time, but Socrates was very logical and assertive in his statements. Later, Socrates goes on to describe the ideal ruler of his perfect city, a sort of philosopher-king. It seems a bit egotistical to me that Socrates ideal ruler would be a philosopher, but his reasoning appears to be somewhat sound. He claims that philosophers are the only ones with true knowledge, because of their awareness of the faults of the senses and beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is what Socrates really appears to be saying, and only the philosophers have the wisdom to understand this tenet....
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- Spring '08