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Outline of The Republic

Book I What is justice? Why should one be just? Polemantus: owe friends help; owe enemies harm; giving what is fitting is justice. Thrasymachus: justice is advantage of the stronger. Book II Justice is desired for sake & consequences. 1. … Continue reading

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Notes on The Republic, by Plato, 555b-562a

The Birth of Democracy and the Democratic Man I. Thesis: Democracy comes into being from the battle between oligarchic man and the poor because oligarchy pays little attention on virtue. The essence of democracy are freedom and equality. Democratic man … Continue reading

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Notes on The Republic, by Plato, 358b-362d Justice

Glaucon’s Conception of Justice Thesis: Glaucon discourses a general conception and understanding of justice. First, justice starts from surrender. People are not able to do injustice while getting far away from suffering injustice. Therefore, they set up contract, which encourage … Continue reading

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Notes on The Republic, by Plato, 434d-441c Human Soul

Human Soul Thesis: The soul has wise, courageous and moderate forms in it because the very same forms and dispositions as are in the city are in each of us. The soul consists of calculation, desire (irrational) and spirit. And … Continue reading

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Republic–Outline of Education Book II-III

Plato’s Republic The Education in Books II-III Education has two components: Music—all that is learned through the Muses (through speech) Gymnastic—literally, the exercise of the naked body (bodily training) Musical education comes first: Content—what is to be said About the … Continue reading

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