Essays Tagged: "Republic"

aristotle

over free and equal persons.Holding women, children and property in common as Plato suggests in the Republic is not beneficial to the city. Holding property in common will not reduce factional conflic ...

(4 pages) 175 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Comparison of Plato and Aristotle.

nt of each philosopher becomes an essential factor. It is not coincidental that Plato states in The Republic that Philosopher Rulers who possess knowledge of the good should be the governors in a city ... should be the governors in a city state. His strong interest in metaphysics is demonstrated in The Republic various times: for example, the similes of the cave, the sun, and the line, and his theory ...

(8 pages) 540 0 4.8 Feb/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Comparing Plato and Aristotle on government and the concept of good.

Plato is primarily concerned with knowing the good. In the Republic, Plato intends to define justice and describes an elaborate city-state setup with the goal ...

(7 pages) 300 2 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Can Justice in the State Exist in the Individual? Plato

n politics, ethics, and metaphysics - the study of things that transcend the physical world. In The Republic, Plato aims to give an account of the ethical life. Themes such as knowledge, the well-orde ... of why and how an analogy can be drawn between the two. I will assume the audience has read the The Republic and has a basic insight into the structure and arguments of the work.Justice in Greek times ...

(12 pages) 254 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Allegory of the Cave

ing the causes of the shadows? We can come to grasp the Forms with our minds.10. Plato's aim in the Republic is to describe what is necessary for us to achieve this reflective understanding. But even ...

(2 pages) 125 1 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Does Plato succeed in demonstrating that philosophers make the best rulers?

In Plato's most famous work, the 'Republic', he puts forward the view that the ideal state, embodying the highest and best capabilitie ... on of the claim that philosophers make the best rulers.BibliographyPlato. (Radice, R. ed) 2003. The Republic. Penguin ClassicsAnnas, J. 1981. An Introduction to Plato's Republic. Clarendon PressWilson ... Republic. Clarendon PressWilson, J. 1984. The Politics of Moderation - An Interpretation of Plato's Republic.University Press of AmericaField, C. 1969. The philosophy of Plato. Oxford University Press ...

(7 pages) 125 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Essay on the nature of justice described in Plato's Republic

In Plato's classic, the Republic, Socrates is challenged by Glaucon and Adeimantus to prove justice is better than injustice ...

(2 pages) 67 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

An Analysis of The Republic

An Analysis of The RepublicThe Republic is an examination of the "Good Life"; the harmony reached by applying pure reas ... pure reason and justice. The ideas and arguments of Plato center on the social settings of an ideal republic - those that lead each person to the most perfect possible life for him. Socrates was Plato ... s, the reader comes to understand what Plato's model society would look like. The basic plan of the Republic is to draw an analogy between the operation of society as a whole and the life of any indiv ...

(8 pages) 78 2 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Democracy and Religion

will not be proper either. Statecraft and soul craft are closely related, just as Plato said in his Republic. If democracy is a kind of test for how valid the religion is, this criteria can only mean ... man nor American founders used the word democracy to describe their regime. They preferred the word republic, though often the two words are used as if they were interchangeable. The word republic cle ...

(6 pages) 80 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Civil War And The Wreck Of the Republic

rol, and discrimination beween mant things includingthings like race and religion. The wreck of the Republic was caused bysimilar causes of the civil war. Calhouns' journey opend up several issues ofc ... f the civil war. Calhouns' journey opend up several issues ofchange that destroyed the unity of the Republic and the crew on board. Thecivil war, in which the union was destroyed is representative of ...

(1 pages) 33 3 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Comparison between Aristotle and Plato

focus of Plato is a perfect society. He creates a blueprint for a utopian society, in his book The Republic, out of his disdain for the tension of political life (Hacker, 24). This blueprintwas a ske ... have to take place in order to achieve hisutopia (Hacker 81). Plato chose to tell the reader of his Republic how men would act and what their attitudes would be in a perfect society (Hacker 81). Arist ...

(5 pages) 123 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Being a Vigilante, what does justice mean in Plato's Terms

urn changing the definition of a crime in itself.As Plato presented to us in the first book of "The Republic" about configuring what is to be considered just, giving a gun back to the owner if you kno ...

(4 pages) 23 0 2.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

According to Plato Justice occurs when all three parts of the whole perform there right proper functions. Explain Fully

r functions does Justice occur.you could add more to the conclusion and add more qouts from plato's Republic

(4 pages) 46 3 4.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Explain Plato's concept of the Forms - "Plato's concept of Forms is of little use in understanding the physical world." Discuss. [17]

central to the existence of the whole universe.Plato uses the Allegory of the Cave in his writings 'Republic' to explain these Forms. In the rear of the cave are a number of prisoners who have been ch ...

(6 pages) 61 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

How Does Socrates Show That Justice is Not Possible in the City?

tical justice is not possible in the city, and determine whether Plato provides enough proof in the Republic to support his claim. Plato suggests that justice in the city is impossible because of the ... ict between self and common interest and power and wisdom cannot be unified.Bibliography:Plato, The Republic: On The Just (Basic Books, 1968), 413c.

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

'The Apology' and how the study of philosophy has enriched the understanding of myself, especially towards your ways of thinking and outlook on life

yself. My ways of thinking and my attitude towards life also were improved.'The Apology' (from 'The Republic') written by Plato helped me understand more about life and changed my ways of thinking. In ...

(3 pages) 61 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Discuss the action, the characters and the dramatic setting of "The Laws" by Plato

ic challenges. This reflects without precisely repeating the so-called tripartite psychology of the Republic. Finally, book twelve constitutes a conclusion that returns to the basic Platonic question ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Being Versus Knowing: The Distinction

157;. Socrates gives an implied definition of this "distinction" in "Book V" of Plato's Republic. The concept is not directly stated, but is inferred by a careful reading of the text. Howe ...

(4 pages) 303 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

David Broder - "A Republic Subverted"

The thesis of A Republic Subverted was that the initiative process circumvents constitutional requirements and disru ... use the fur industry was able to spend more money than the backers of the initiative.These were not republican or federalist decisions. None of these initiatives went through the process of being sign ... ese initiatives went through the process of being signed into law by a Congress that ensures a true republican form of government. These were decisions made by “mob rule”. The reason the Uni ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

What is the Cave Allegory

Socrates on the Cave Allegory is found in The Republic by Plato. This allegory is a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. The allegory poses a ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy