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Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms

Author: Roslyn Weiss
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Plato's Republic, Socrates contends that philosophers make the best rulers because only they behold with their mind's eye the eternal and purely intelligible Forms of the Just, the Noble, and the Good. When, in addition, these men and women are endowed with a vast array of moral, intellectual, and personal virtues and are appropriately educated, surely no one could doubt the wisdom of entrusting to them the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Philosophers in the Republic.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012015970
(OCoLC)787509801
Named Person: Plato; Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.).; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roslyn Weiss
ISBN: 9780801466052 0801466059
OCLC Number: 979590987
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Two Paradigms --
1. Philosophers by Nature --
2. Philosophers by Design I: The Making of a Philosopher --
3. Philosophers by Design II: The Making of a Ruler --
4. Socratic Piety: The Fifth Cardinal Virtue --
5. Justice as Moderation --
Conclusion: "In a Healthy Way" --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Roslyn Weiss.
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