PLSC 114 - Lecture 5 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, III-IV

Lecture 5 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, III-IV

Overview

The discussion of the Republic continues. An account is given of the various figures, their role in the dialogue and what they represent in the work overall. Socrates challenges Polemarchus' argument on justice, questions the distinction between a friend and an enemy, and asserts his famous thesis that all virtues require knowledge and reflection at their basis.

Resources

Plato, Republic, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71r/

Assignment

Plato, Republic, III-IV

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