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Elements in Plato's Republic

fundamental importance in the Republic of the metaphor of descent and its connection to the two great themes of birth and death, a...

Justice According to Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and Plato

In seven pages this paper discusses the many components and perspectives on justice utilizing the categorical imperative of Immanu...

Justice, Morality, and the Soul According to Plato

In twelve pages Plato's dialogues The Republic, Phaedrus, and Gorgias are examined in an analysis of how the philosopher conceptua...

Justice According to Thucydides and Plato

has Socrates presented with various definitions of justice. Socrates is always opposed to any rule or definition that can be appli...

Aristotle, Plato, and the Influence of Socrates

as the Socratic dialogue that in many ways can be compared to todays constructivist approach to education in which he "drew forth ...

Critical Thinking, 'Allegory of the Cave' and The Republic by Plato

prisoners were suddenly unshackled and forced to turn around and face the fire. To begin with, he would be blinded by its brillian...

Kaku's Universe Theory and Plato's Allegory of the Cave

In five pages Kaku's theory of the universe is compared and contrasted with Plato's cave allegory that is featured in Book VII of ...

'Beautiful and Just Things,' 'Just' and Plato's The Republic and Phaedo

In six pages this paper discusses the philosophical distinctions Socrates made between these two concepts as presented in Plato's ...

Tyranny in The Republic by Plato

for an impartial judge; one who would not be swayed by public opinion and "hype" to pre-judge the tyrant. With themselves a...

Definition of Tyranny in The Republic by Plato II

In order to effectively answer this, they decide on the necessity for an impartial judge who could not be made to choose a biased ...

Open Mindedness and The Republic by Plato

a weapon to the hands of a madman is obviously unjust. Taylor (2003) comments on how this refutation of Cephalus position demonstr...

Plato's 'Republic' and a Consideration of Rational Intellect and Emotions

good gifts to their friends and family but often do not have the expenses which would allow them to do so. However, people may use...

Plato/Apology of Socrates

Clouds by Aristophanes. Reasonably, Socrates points out that the character in the play speaks nonsense and should not be confused...

Perfect City According to Plato

In five pages The Republic is used to examine how Plato reveals what constitutes a perfect city in his view. There are no other s...

How Plato Viewed Justice

In five pages this paper discusses D.R. Bhandarei's essay regarding the representation of justice in The Republic by Plato. There...

Justice According to Plato

In nine pages this paper examines how justice was represented by Plato in such works as The Laws, The Gorgias, and The Republic. ...

Theories of Forms According to Aristotle and Plato

In five pages this essay contrasts and compares the views on forms held by Plato as critiqued by Aristotle with references made to...

Women as Viewed by Plato

society exist without democracy? Many theorists today would think not, and while many enlightened individuals could argue that mer...

Justice Argument of Socrates

classes in the State severally did their own business; and also thought to be temperate and valiant and wise by reason of certain ...

Aeschylus and Plato on Justice

works into three central periods: namely, early, middle and late and the Republic is generally regarded as a middle period work (W...

Justice, Professional Football, and Minority Coaches

Yet is it just to have such a rule in place? Furthermore is a just for a professional football team to be fined, simply because th...

Justice as it Respects Hobbes and Plato

that was determined by human will, in that people choose whether or not to keep their promises (Hobbes, 1982). Those that keep th...

Searching for Urban Theology

This paper presents a book review of City of God, City of Satan by Linthicum. The main ideas in the book are reported as are the r...

Objects and Forms in The Republic by Plato

seen, but somewhat obscured by the appearance of shadows. The dialogue commences further with Socrates discussion of the divisi...

Prisoners, Shadows, and the Allegory of the Cave in The Republic by Plato

In five pages this research paper analyzes the illusion of the shadows viewed by the prisoners in the cave allegory featured in th...

Healthy and Sick City Distinctions Made by Plato

a product of how "own imperfect understanding of nature, of our ignorance of how to harmonize our activities with the worlds scrip...

Soul Concepts of Plato

In a type of author/character debate, Plato explores the premises of his theory by having Socrates debate them. Plato theorized ...

Current American Leadership as Viewed by Plato

In seven pages the cave allegory featured in Plato's Republic is applied to contemporary U.S. political leadership. Four sources ...

Sociopolitical Classes of Plato and Their Parallels

soul, as imaged by Plato, is made up of the qualities of reason, spirit and desire or appetite (Honderich, et al, 1995). The "reas...

The Republic by Plato and Poetry

like Hades and the underworld; Tiresias the blind seer; and other references to death and dying (Plato). They decide they have to...