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Unformatted text preview: Brittany Albert Supreme Court of the United States and Platos Virtues for a Just City The Supreme Court of the United States is responsible for many things, one if which is creating a just environment in which the citizens live; Plato would approve of the way the Supreme Court is run because there is evidence that his advice on how to obtain a just environment is followed. While Plato used the ideas of an individual and a polis to express how justice is obtainable, the individual states of the United States and the United States as a whole parallel Platos idea. Plato said that the individual human soul and the polis must share common traits such as wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice. These virtues are also displayed in the Supreme Court of the United States. Plato defined wisdom as knowledge which counsels how to best run the state as a whole (2000, 97-98). In the Supreme Court, each of the justices is elected into his or her position because the majority of the people in the Senate 97-98)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLS 106 taught by Professor Morrell during the Fall '07 term at UConn.
- Fall '07
- The Republic