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Liberty in The Republic by Plato

In four pages this paper examines how The Republic presents Plato's views regarding liberty and the perfect state. There are no o...

Comparing Plato and Machiavelli

This paper compares and contrasts Machiavelli's The Prince and Plato's Republic. This eight page paper has seven sources listed in...

Machiavelli and Socrates and the Notion 'All Men Should Act Justly'

In a paper consisting of three pages Socrates' philosophy that men should always act justly is in stark contrast to Machiavelli's ...

Death as Viewed by Plato

In seven pages this paper examines Plato's Phaedo and The Republic in terms of how it portrays the philosopher's perspectives on d...

Plato and Gender

unison (Rosen, 2005). Plato (1996) writes: "Is not the community of pleasure and pain the tie that binds? The sharing, to the grea...

Analyzing Plato's 'Republic'

role of rhetoric within the political arena. Therefore, "Rhetoric is the expressed genre of the second grammatical person" (545)....

Political Rule and The Republic by Plato

In five pages this paper examines political rule in a consideration of knowledge, wisdom, and morality in Plato's The Republic. T...

Niccolo Machiavelli and Plato on Political Leadership

In five pages a comparison and contrast of how these philosophers perceived political leadership are made by noting the difference...

Natural Law Theory Ring of Gyges

This paper discusses different parts of Plato's Republic. There is a discussion of natural law legal theory and legal positivist t...

Analogy Relationship Between Plato and Jean Jacques Rousseau

In five pages analogy is defined and then related to these two philosophers as they are used in Rousseau's The Social Contract and...

Disagreement Regarding Plato's Theory of Forms

In six pages arguments which dispute Plato's theory of ideas or forms as represented in The Republic are presented. Four sources ...

'Just Society' Quest

In six pages this paper examines the just society quest as philosophically considered by John Stuart Mill in 'On Liberty,' Jean Ja...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Golden Mean of Aristotle

In five pages the way in which Aristotle perceived the golden mean as described in Politics is discussed and also compared with Th...

Dramatic Detail and Narrative Structure in The Republic by Plato

is no realistic political system, for it takes considerably more than one mans word to impart a true sense of unity. "Thus, for y...

Thematic Similarities in the Writings of Plato, Cicero, and Sophocles

then, accompanied by proof, it can therefore be called knowledge. He seems to move in circles a bit with this assertion, in that ...

Arts and the Views of Plato

of quickness and penetration, piercing easily below the clumsy platitudes of Thrasymachus to the real difficulty; he turns out to ...

Socrates on the Body and Soul

the soul. What the mind or soul once knew is raised to present awareness by a process of recollection aided by the technique of di...

Comparative Analysis of Plato's, Hobbes' and Locke's Theories

would Hobbes be accepted in todays world? Would he fit in at all? These and other questions loom large. Still, each in their own w...

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...

Ethics, the Soul, and 'Allegory of the Cave' in the A. Bloom Translation of Plato's The Republic

he had dragged him out into the light of the sun" he would be distressed. For Socrates, the world above ground represents the othe...

Consequences of Morality in The Republic by Plato

concepts that are far beyond his level of comprehension, only to ultimately be able to process the information. To reach true m...

Drama, Aristophanes, and Plato

yet does not lose faith in the just and true" (Plato Jowett Translation Characters). In this we see that Plato appears to be indic...

Evaluation of an Article on Plato's Republic and Communist Concepts

is a case for communism at least for the lower classes. The supporting premises for that conclusion have already been noted and ge...

Light, Shadows, and Puppets in Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'

to be transcendent elements sent to teach important lessons turns out to be nothing more than images cast from puppets whose shado...

How Aristotle Opposes Plato's Attack on Poetry

the lyrics in modern songs, and in essence, the poets of today are Eminem and Jay Zee and Beyonce. Lyrics to emanate from these ar...

Plato's View of Who Should Rule

for which they are talented. Here, it is thought that the rulers who are willing to rule, who go into the cave, who are vocal, are...

Female Characters and Ancient Texts

is clear that each of them has some wish in his mind that he cant articulate; instead, like an oracle, he half-grasps what he want...