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The Myth of Er in Book X of the Republic talks about the rewards and consequences of living a just or unjust life. Though it seems to differ throughout the Republic, life, at least in Book X, seems to based entirely on choice. Not only does life seem to be based on choice, the rewards […]

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Virtue in the Art of War is a an interesting concept for the military. Machiavelli draws on ancient influences to develop his working definition of what virtue should mean for the prince and how it should be used towards his society and forces. In this paper I will also look at some of Machiavelli’s claims […]

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The Process of Transitioning from Ignorance to True Knowledge Plato’s Republic illustrates the educational process in which people attain the knowledge of virtue, and in discovering this truth people are able to live a happier life. This is displayed through the allegory of the cave, which presents the painful but enlightening journey in finding the […]

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