Justice in "The Republic" Analytical Essay by brainchild

Justice in "The Republic"
An Analysis of the concept of justice in Plato's "The Republic".
# 53367 | 5,022 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2004 | GB
Published on Oct 21, 2004 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)


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Description:

This paper examines how in his text, "The Republic", Plato takes on the monumental task of elucidating the topic of justice through the discourse of Socrates with his auditors. It looks at how adding to the challenge of this task is Socrates' faithfulness to arguments made with reason and not rhetoric and how Plato endeavors to answer complex questions about justice by introducing a unique account of what justice actually is and how morally sensitive people are educated and informed about the real nature of justice and morality.

From the Paper:

"In The Republic, Plato shows a theoretical perspective in terms of what preoccupies him in his analysis. His major concerns are stability, justice, divine right, and the caste system. The Republic is itself a theoretical perspective on the proper structure and operation of a city-state. In the very creation of the ideal city-state, Plato is referring to his theory of ideal forms, of which the construct in The Republic would be one. This idea holds that there are ideal forms in the abstract that are perfect, while what we see in this world are but imperfect shadows of the original. For Plato, the act of examination itself is a necessary condition for knowledge, and no authority is possible without an enquiry into values and reason."

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