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Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Plato.; Francis Macdonald Cornford
|Notes:||"First published by Oxford University Press, London, 194l. First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1945"--Title page verso.
LC copy: 82nd printing.
|Description:||xxix, 366 pages ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||I. Some current views of justice : Cephalus: justice as honesty in word and deed --
Polemarchus: justice as helping friends and harming enemies --
Thrasymachus: justice as the interest of the stronger --
Thrasymachus: is injustice more profitable than justice? --
II. Justice in the state and in the individual : The problem stated --
The rudiments of social organization --
The luxurious state --
The guardian's temperament --
Primary education of the guardians : Censorship of literature for school use ; The influence of dramatic recitation ; Musical accompaniment and metre ; The aim of education in poetry and music ; Physical training. Physicians and judges --
Selection of rulers: the guardians' manner of living --
The guardians' duties --
The virtues in the state --
The three parts of the soul --
The virtues in the individual --
The equality of women --
Abolition of the family for the guardians --
Usages of war --
III. The philosopher king : The paradox: philosophers must be kings --
Definition of the philosopher: the two worlds --
The philosopher's fitness to rule --
Why the philosophic nature is useless or corrupted in existing society --
A philosophic ruler is not an impossibility --
The good as the highest object of knowledge --
Four stages of cognition: the line --
The allegory of the cave --
Higher education: mathematics : Arithmetic ; Geometry ; Solid geometry ; Astronomy ; Harmonics. Dialectic --
Programme of studies --
IV. The decline of society and of the soul: comparison of the just and unjust lives : The fall of the ideal state: timocracy and the timocratic man. --
Oligarchy (plutocracy) and the oligarchic man --
Democracy and the democratic man --
Despotism and the despotic man --
The just and unjust lives compared in respect of happiness --
Justice, not injustice, is profitable --
V. The quarrel between philosophy and poetry : How representation in art is related to truth --
Dramatic poetry appeals to the emotions, not to the reason --
The effect of dramatic poetry on character --
VI. Immortality and the rewards of justice : A proof of immortality --
The rewards of justice in this life --
The rewards of justice after death: the myth of Er.
|Responsibility:||translated with introduction and notes by Francis MacDonald Cornford.|
- Political science -- Early works to 1800.
- Utopias -- Early works to 1800.
- Justice -- Early works to 1800.
- Science politique -- Ouvrages avant 1800.
- Political science.