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Plato and Confucius on Law
This paper looks at the views of Plato, Confucius and Socrates regarding law.
# 74094 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Philosophy (Ethics)

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The writer discusses the views of Plato, Confucius and Socrates regarding the law. In this paper, the writer explains the beliefs of these philosophers. The writer also looks at how their ideas of the law have survived to the present day.

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"In this paper it will be shown that throughout history there has been an ambivalence towards the law with people acknowledging on the one hand that some form of law is necessary for society to function and on the other hand, declaring as Plato did, that Law is an ignorant and obstinate tyrant. Although issuing this condemnation of the law in Magnesia he considers the written laws of great importance, primarily because of their educational content. He believed that citizens should respect the law because of their role ... "

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