Plato's Ideas of Government Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Plato's Ideas of Government
A discussion of the relevance of Plato's views of the just state to contemporary government in the United States.
# 121927 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides an analysis of how concepts associated with the ideal state in Plato's "The Republic" are comparable to aspects of contemporary government and society in the U.S. These concepts include authoritarianism, censorship, and individual liberty versus the state.

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"In Plato's "The Republic", the philosopher provides us with his views of the just state and the platonic model of governance. Within this model, we see that there are a number of concepts Plato discusses that are relevant to existence and government in the United States in contemporary times. Three of these aspects are unchecked personal freedom, the authority of the state, and censorship. This analysis will provide a discussion of how these elements exist in American society in a way that is comparable..."

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