Summary of the Republic by Effects and Cause

By Jon|December 29, 2016|Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Plato, The Republic of Plato|

  The “visible” plan of the Republic G158/A81 Introduction : the five challenges Prologue : the setting 327a-369b (39) 327a-328c ( 1) G5/A5      — Cephalus : ambiguity, social justice, fear of Hades 328c-331d ( 3) Cephalus      — Polemarchus : uncertainty, give each one his due 331d-336a ( 4)  Polemarchus      — Thrasymachus : duplicity, law of the stronger, justice for others 1st part : Thrasymachus’ definition of justice 336b-354c (18) 336b-340a

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Plato’s Republic (Book IX-X)

By Jon|December 22, 2016|Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Plato, The Republic of Plato, Titles of Works|

  Tyrannical Person: proofs that the just are happier than the unjust Lawless friends plus money from a father = a democrat, when you add smarts and depresssion and lawless ruler…you get tyrant. First proof that justice is happier state(571b-c): He begins by discussing necessary and unnecessary pleasures and desires (571b-c). Kings: Those with balanced souls ruled by reason are able to keep their unnecessary desires from becoming lawless and

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Plato’s Republic (Book VIII)

By Jon|December 20, 2016|Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Plato, The Republic of Plato, Titles of Works|

Review of the Aristocracy (543)Socrates picks up the argument that was interrupted in Book V.  Glaucon remembers that Socrates was about to describe the four types of unjust regime along with their corresponding unjust individuals (543c-544b). kings excell in war and philosophy women and children are held in common education held in icommon  in nwar and peace rulers have no privacy and special dwellings rulers have no possessions but lve

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Plato’s Republic (Book V-VII)

By Jon|December 19, 2016|Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Plato, The Republic of Plato, Titles of Works|

3 Waves of Objections/Somatic Unit of Polis (449a-474a; V.1–V.16) Socrates is about to embark on a discussion of the unjust political regimes and the corresponding unjust individuals when he is interrupted by Adeimantus and Polemarchus (449a-b). Men/women are equal in nature (449a-457c) (449b-d) They insist that he needs to address the comment he made earlier that the guardians will possess the women and the children of the city in common.

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Plato’s Republic (Books II-IV)

By Jon|December 17, 2016|Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Plato, The Republic of Plato, Titles of Works|

Genesis of the Polis (369a-434d) (367b) They ask Socrates to defend justice for its own sake, not for its benefits to ones reputation. He admits this is no small task. (368c-369a) He proposes to look for justice in the city first and then to proceed by analogy to find justice in the individual, just like the eye chart of letters to read helps us see bigger letters.  In the end

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Plato’s Republic Prologue (Books I – II.10)

By Jon|December 16, 2016|Authors, Plato, The Republic of Plato, Titles of Works|

PROLOGUE of The Republic “Tales” (myths) about injustice (327a-368d) Bk. I (327a) Socrates was on his way with Glaucon to pray at the Piraeus and see how the festival in honor of the Thracian goddess Bendis would be conducted.  (328b) Polemarchus’ son invites them to Polemarchus’ house.  (328e-331d) Socrates speaks to Cephalus about old age, the benefits of being wealthy, and justice. Socrates enjoys learning from Cephalus’ in his old age.

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