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In book X of The Republic, one can see many previously discussed issues coming back to fulfillment. Art, which played a role in earlier cities, is brought up again and evaluated in depth. The question of whether art is good for the city arises and many arguments are made for the artificiality and potential danger […]

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The True Pilot

In book 6 of The Republic, the components of a true philosopher are established. A philosopher can be either a man or a woman and is basically described as a perfect human being. He or she is “by nature a rememberer, a good learner, magnificent, charming, and friend and a kinsman of truth justice, courage, […]

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Four virtues: wisdom, courage, moderation and justice, are considered necessary to compose a “perfectly good” (4.427e) city. At first glace, one would believe that because these four virtues are required to found a functioning city, one would think that these virtues all agree with each other and can be synchronized together to form a successful […]

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The Noble Lie

The “noble lie” is the Myth of Metals formulated by Plato in attempt to create an order for the ideal state. The lie is based on Plato’s belief that there is a fundamental inequality among men. The order of the ideal state consist of three levels: the highest being the rulers, the middle being the […]

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The first person in Ithaca Odysseus visits is his loyal swineherd, Eumaeus. He appears to Eumaeus under Athena’s disguise, as an old beggar who looks filthy and disease-ridden. Ironically, The first thing Eumaeus says to the stranger happens to be about his master and how much he misses and worries about him. He continues with […]

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