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Plato's Ideal State
An analysis of Plato's "ideal state" in "The Republic".
# 121916 | 1,500 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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This paper provides an analysis of the "ideal state" or platonic model of government as it is outlined by the philosopher Plato in "The Republic".

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"I find the platonic model of government or the ideal state as presented by Plato in "The Republic" to be wholly unsatisfactory. Plato initiates his idea of the ideal state by telling us that only those who know the good are fit to rule. To know the good, he deems that a long and arduous period of intellectual training is required to discover this knowledge. Such a course of training in a famous analogy of Plato's allows men to transcend to the..."

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