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  • Plato 's Republic As A Guide

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    Let me tell you about “the perfect republic.” First, I’ll describe it to you using Plato’s Republic as a guide. Then, I’ll explain whether it is better to live in Plato’s republic or in a timarchy, oligarchy, democracy, or a tyranny. Plato’s books create an ideal city where there are the producers (farmers, craftsmen, etc.), the auxiliaries, also known as the warriors, and the guardians, they are the rulers of this city. Each of these groups must perform its job, and only that one job, and each

  • Plato: The Grandfather of Democracy Essay

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    Plato: The Grandfather of Democracy The history and the evolution of what we know as law, has developed out of many different viewpoints and philosophies. It has been the result of the operational and manipulative aspects of public affairs, and also seems to be the creation of different philosophical systems. There have been many that have been innovators in this area of thought from political leaders and dictators, to others who were simple political idealists and philosophers. Through the

  • The Descent Of A Regime From A To An Oligarchy

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    To understand the descent of a regime from a timocracy to an oligarchy, first the tenets of a timocracy must be understood. A timocracy first comes into being due to human error of the guardians. The guardians are not perfect, so when choosing the next generation of guardians to educate, they will not always choose the best candidates. Since the current guardians will not always select the children with gold souls, the aristocracy will eventually degenerate into a less just society. Some new rulers

  • Plato 's Five Regimes From The Ancient Philosophical Text The Republic

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    theme of the book is to define the Justice. A subtheme which begins at the end of Book four and which is continued and completed in Book 8 is types of Government systems also known as Plato’s five regimes. The first type is Aristocracy, Second is Timocracy, Third Oligarchy, fourth Democracy and the fifth one is

  • Analysis Of The Republic By Plato

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    one produces. Socrates and Adeimantus highlights how each type of government brings out unique characteristics out of its citizens. They discuss five different types of government, from the highest form (in Socrates’s eyes) of aristocracy, to a timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and the lowest form of government, tyranny. Although The Republic was written over 2,000 years ago, it still finds relevance today in high school classes through the government/class setup. From Mr. West’s timocratic advanced

  • Plato Vs Aristotle Essay

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    In Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics, the topic of the ideal form of government is addressed at several points. Among the forms of government discussed is democracy, which Plato and Aristotle critique using their own objective reasoning. As a student of Plato, Aristotle shares many opinions as his teacher, including a similar critique of regime types. That said, Aristotle has a differing view on democracy in large part thanks to his contrasting psyche. In this paper, I will use passages from

  • Sophocles Once Said, “I Would Prefer Even To Fail With

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    Sophocles once said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.”. One of Sophocles final pieces he composed was Philoctetes, which emphasized how crucial it is to be considered noble or good among Athenians. If this perception is granted, a male can then be deemed worthy of the title, “gentleman”. The vital concept of what is viewed as honorable and moral during this time, contains a high correlation with justice and determining what exactly is believed to be right or wrong

  • Compare And Contrast Monarchy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, And Democracy

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    alter the law to give way and accommodate to the materialistic lust of its citizens. As a result of this new found appreciation for money, the governors rework the constitution yet again to restrict political power to the rich only. That is how a timocracy becomes an

  • The Republic, By Plato

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    In The Republic, Plato presents a dialogue of Socrates, in which he seeks to uncover truths about what constitutes a just society, and what kind of men would rule such a society. As such a society would require a sound government, Plato, through Socrates, presents five possible types of governments, which involve varying levels of liberty and justice. Although the arguments demonstrate that aristocracy is the ideal form of government, all forms of government have fatal flaws that lead to continual

  • Depiction Of Struggle And Division

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    positions in their respective City-states. While Socrates overturned Thrasymachus ' definition of justice, the discussion turned to government and justice in Book VIII, when Socrates spoke of the eventual decay of government into Tyranny. In describing Timocracy, a form of government in which property ownership is required for participation in government and in which honor is the ruling principle and the man with which it corresponds, Socrates