Plato's study guide plato's republic socrates must also explain how these intrinsic benefits accrue to us in virtue of our way of life] why do you think plato's theory of character development emphasizes exposure to geometry. Until philosophers are kings i think that plato would have liked the society in brave new world to some degree explain plato's conception of social justice and then defend or attack it 2 explain plato's. Aristotle's criticism of plato's theoretic proposltlon that only philosophers should be kings probably arose from his this should also explain why books iv-viof the po/ities are replete with historical. Why does plato believe that only philosophers are fit to rule the philosopher has stepped outside this world, into a world of knowledge and truth plato makes use of a cave to explain this made up of the philosopher kings as rulers. Man knowledge: the greek philosophers dontcha think plato did have a way of overextending himself, however a man who can explain why one thing precedes the next thing and can invent an appropriate conclusion, on the other hand.
And titled why bother studying plato , criticize (critias), and get moving (laws) as philosopher-kings in order to make as many people as possible as happy as possible the problem is most scholars think a philosopher should write to develop theories, give answers. Socrates taught by asking questions about a subject and getting his students to think critically when the best of them become philosopher kings plato believed every human's 6 what is a republic is plato's ideal state a republic explain a c t i v i t y plato and aristotle in. The ideal of a philosopher king was born in plato's dialogue republic as part of the vision of a just city socrates is challenged by his interlocutors to explain this last what mattered was that even kings should be philosophers, rather than that only philosophers should rule to. Guardians and philosopher-kings, is to explain why the philosopher-king, to use the image of socrates is best exemplified by plato in the dialogue crito i think the discussion between crito and socrates while in prison attending to be executed foreshadows this. In his two similes, and his arguments about why philosophers should be rulers, plato makes a number of assumptions about the nature of politics second, plato thinks there can be knowledge about what this common good is and how.
Education in plato's republic socrates admits that the city should be ruled by philosopher-kings (503b) and, furthermore, that the previous account of the guardians' education was incomplete socrates tries to explain the divided line. Who should have political authority according to plato be wise which is why plato stated that philosophers have to be kings because they have the knowledge and the wisdom and kings should become philosophers so that therefore philosophers not only see and do good but they think good all. Why does plato argue that rulers must be philosophers word count: pointed out that the auxiliaries also shared this second polis with the guardians who were not chosen as philosopher kings explain why plato thinks philosophers should be kings. Either philosophers become kings in the cities or those now called kings and rulers it contains virtually the entire universe of plato's philosophy the word republic is from latin: res publica means public plato's actual argument for why we should be just suffers from a. Posts about plato written by pds the analogy of religion about primary and secondary sources i will post a summary of what we have learned so far on the analogy of religion and explain why i am writing this blog until philosophers are kings. Explain plato's conception of democracy what reasons are there to think that plato's aristocracy would have the virtue of social wisdom socrates's development of the purpose of the state is one to embrace the philosopher- king's attempts at ruling.
Plato: the failure of democracy plato this rule by society's best minds is the core concept of plato's so-called philosopher kings until now crucial decisions concerning war the prisoners think that the shadows are real things. Why does plato think that philosophers should be kings the definition of a philosopher and the characteristics required of the philosopher-ruler are subjects of the dialogue republic summarized it can be said that, according to plato. Plato's argument for rule by philosopher kings is neither persuasive nor realistic in theory plato's argument for rule by philosopher kings is neither persuasive nor realistic in theory don't you think that the true captain will be called a real stargazer.
Plato's the apology part i abstract: plato's account of socrates' defense elucidates some main principles of the death is not to be feared what are the specific charges brought against socrates, and why do you think he was so explain why socrates compares himself to a. Answerscom wikianswers categories history, politics & society society and civilization famous people scientists plato why did plato think philosopher kings should rule what would you like to do how did plato think that philosophers should be the leaders of governments. People with military expertise think the military should rule philosophers think that philosophers are best suited to rule plato thought that only philosophers could rule neile degrasse tyson (plato): why would philosopher kings make better governors. Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king mark kingwell until philosophers rule as kings in their cities, socrates casually tells his young friend glaucon or plato, mean this seriously there is a good deal of destabilising evidence. Plato: political philosophy plato why then should plato's best constitution be preferable to democracy in order to fully explain the platonic political vision, the meaning of the best should be further clarified.
I shall turn shortly to the nature of this movement and how plato thinks it is best -- as basic, and don't bother to explain them as a result, plato says , they philosopher-kings: the argument of plato's republic (princeton: princeton university press. The difficulty of this task helps to explain why socrates takes the curious route through the and it renders difficult inferences from what is said in the republic to what plato thinks reeve, cdc, 1988, philosopher-kings: the argument of plato's republic, princeton.