The republic questions and answers the question and answer sections of our study guides are a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss literature home the republic q & a. Studying for the republic we have tons of study questions for you here, all completely free do you think plato agrees with everything his character socrates says. Dbu summer institute dr davey naugle questions on plato's republic having completed his discussion of what kind of theological stories can and can't.
Plato's republic homework help questions what is the result or consequence of the banishment of poets by plato plato wants to banish poets from his ideal republic because he thinks they would. Notes on plato 's republic on the level of logos, or rational discussion, plato will lay the question is the direction of desire:. Plato's republic centers on a simple question: is it always better to be just than unjust the puzzles in book one prepare for this question, and glaucon and adeimantus make it explicit at the beginning of book two. Plato's parable of the cave from the republic vocabulary: allegory, parable, platonic, platonic forms passages for identification and discussion: be able to.
Discussion question 5 in platos republic, book vi, platos tells the story of allegory of the cave this story tells of what plato believes true education is. Plato in the republic assumes the reader has an understanding of his doctrine of the forms, thus an introduction to his doctrine is imperative before a discussion of his illustration of the sun can begin. Plato: the republic given the two central questions of the discussion, plato's philosophical concerns in the dialogue are ethical and political.
(general question) the republic, book 2 how does socrates criticize homer and other poets (general question) 27 plato's argument about the need to censor. In the republic, plato, speaking through his teacher socrates, sets out to answer two questions what is justice why should we be just book i sets up these challenges the interlocutors engage in a socratic dialogue similar to that found in plato's earlier works while among a group of both. Plato guide: republic an overview of plato's republic and of some key sections: book i327a-354c study questions in general: 1 how does the thought of.
In what may be called the epilogue of the discussion with thrasymachus, plato argues that evil is not a principle of strength, but of discord and dissolution, just touching the question which has been often treated in modern times by theologians and philosophers, of the negative nature of evil. In plato's republic, glaucon, plato's elder brother, tell a story about a shepherd who discovers a ring that makes him invisible setting aside past loyalty, once he figures out how to use the ring, the shepherd gyges doesn't hesitate to. The republic is arguably the most popular and most widely taught of plato's writings although it contains its dramatic moments and it employs certain literary devices, it is not a play, a novel, a story it is not, in a strict sense, an essay it is a kind of extended conversation that embraces a.
Discussion questions on book viii of the republic 1 plato discusses four forms of government, all of which are inferior to the aristocracy (government of the best) exemplified by his ideal republic. The republic study guide contains a biography of plato, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Plato's the republic, particularly the allegory of the cave, is instrumental in the development of traditional western philosophy, particularly for the introduction to a fundamental and abiding theme in philosophy, the.