Proclus , Commentary on Plato's Republic ( 2 : 363.18 ) Aristotle believes that too much unity is not desirable in a city because it makes the city what it is not , thereby destroying the city . At the end of Pol . II 2 , Aristotle ...
Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
"The first five chapters of the second book of Aristotle's Politics contain a series of criticisms leveled against Plato's Republic. ... Mayhoew demonstrates that within this criticism Aristotle presents his views on an extremely fundamental issue: the unity of the city and the proper relationship between the individual and the city."--Cover.
inspiring, that Plato should frame his challenges about justice so engagingly and so trenchantly in Republic II. For the challenges he poses are challenges not only to us: they are equally challenges to himself, made in a public forum, ...
Author: Gerasimos Santas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Blackwell Guide to Plato’s Republic consists ofthirteen new essays written by both established scholars andyounger researchers with the specific aim of helping readers tounderstand Plato’s masterwork. This guide to Plato’s Republic is designed to helpreaders understand this foundational work of the Westerncanon. Sheds new light on many central features and themes of theRepublic. Covers the literary and philosophical style of theRepublic; Plato’s theories of justice and knowledge;his educational theories; and his treatment of the divine. Will be of interest to readers who are new to theRepublic, and those who already have some familiarity withthe book.
63. 7. Ibid., p. 91. See Republic II. 376d4ff. and III. 398a8. 8. Plato: The Republic, edited by G. R. F. Ferrari and translated by Tom Griffith (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 366. 9. Strauss, The City and Man, p. 78.
Author: Stanley Rosen
Publisher: Yale University Press
"Treating the Republic as a unity and focusing on the dramatic form as the presentation of the argument, Stanley Rosen contends that one can understand the Republic neither as a straightforward proposal for the best city nor as a cryptic repudiation of the principles upon which Socrates constructs that city. Rosen shows in detail that the Socratic principles, despite their theoretical attractiveness, could not be enacted in actual political associations, and that the attempt to do so leads sooner or later to the replacement of philosophy by ideology and justice by tyranny. There is not resolution of the split between theory and practice, even in theory. Rosen takes up in detail the technical doctrines proposed by Socrates in the Republic and shows how they are calibrated to sustain the demonstration of the instability of politics."--Provided by publisher.
PR 72 (1963): 141–58. Rpt. in Vlastos, Plato 2, and in Kraut.  Santas, G. Goodness and Justice. Oxford, 2001. Chs. 3 and 4.  Santas, G. “Methods of Reasoning about Justice in Plato's Republic.” In Santas.
Author: G. R. F. Ferrari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the most frequently read work of Greek philosophy.
As Book II shows, the thesis Plato is trying to prove can be formulated in several terms that are treated equivalently. Annas's interpretation was proposed earlier by Mabbott, “Is Plato's Republic Utilitarian?,” 62. 8.
Author: Richard Kraut
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Bringing together the most influential and accessible articles on Plato's Republic, this collection elucidates this important work of Western philosophy for general readers, students and academics alike.
CHAPTER FIVE ( PLATO A PROPHET ? ) 1. Cf. Platone , Dialoghi , trans . F. Acri ( Milan , 3d ed . ) , p . 5 . 2. Gorgias , 527B - D ; cf. also , what we pointed out earlier , pp . 147ff . 3. Plato , Republic , II , 361E - 362A .
Author: Giovanni Reale
Publisher: SUNY Press
In this book Reale presents Plato and Aristotle. At the center of Reale's interpretation of Plato is the fulcrum of the supersensible, the metaphysical discovery that Plato presented as a result of the Second Voyage. This discovery of the supersensible is, in Reale's view, not only the fundamental phase of ancient thought, but it also constitutes a milestone on the path of western philosophy. Reale presents Plato in three different dimensions: the theoretic, the mystical-religious, and the political. Each of these components takes on meaning from the Second Voyage. In addition, Reale has shown that only in the light of the Unwritten Doctrines handed down through the indirect tradition, do these three components, and the Second Voyage itself, acquire their full meaning, and only in this way is a unitary conception of Plato's thought achieved. The interpretation of Aristotle that Reale proposes depends on his interpretation of Plato. Aristotle read without preconceptions is not the antithesis of Plato. Reale points out that Aristotle was unique among thinkers close to Plato, in being the one who developed, at least in part, his Second Voyage. The systematic-unitary interpretation of Aristotle which Reale has previously supported converges with the new systematic-unitary interpretation of Plato. Certain doctrinal positions which are usually reserved to treatments in monographs will be explored, because only in this way can the two distinctive traits of Aristotle's thought emerge: the way in which he tries to overcome and confirm the Socratic-Platonic positions, and the way in which he formally creates the system of philosophical knowledge.
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Author: Drew A. Mannetter
Category: Foreign Language Study
Volume 2 of this new grammatical reader on chapters 13 through 24 of Book 1 of Plato's Republic is the most thorough of available resources, designed for students who have only basic skills as well as those at a more advanced level. The text is complete and not adapted; no difficult passages are excised. The running vocabularies are complete, providing the reader context specific meanings. The text is broken down into sentences, providing a manageable amount of material, and space is provided for translation after each sentence. Every construction and word is discussed in detail and referenced to Smyth's Greek Grammar for further explanation. The details of the text, accents, conjunctions, adverbs, and particles, are not minimized but receive thorough treatment as well. The presentation allows for beginning students to make thorough use of the notes while more advanced students are able to consult the notes only when necessary and thus build up speed in translation. Special features include: 1) Complete, unadapted text. 2) Full running vocabulary; no words are omitted. 3) Every word is discussed; none are omitted. 4) Every construction is discussed; none are omitted. 5) All particles are explained; none are omitted. 6) Every word and construction is cross referenced to Smyth?s Greek Grammar for further explanation. 7) Room is provided after each sentence for translation. 8) Accentuation, where challenging, is discussed.
Saxonhouse, Arlene. “The Philosopher and the Female in the Political Thought of Plato.” Political Theory 4 (2) (1976): 195–212. Schindler, David. Plato's Critique of Impure Reason: On Goodness and Truth in the Republic.
Author: Marina Berzins McCoy
Publisher: Suny Ancient Greek Philosophy
Category: Literary Criticism
Although Plato has long been known as a critic of imagination and its limits, Marina Berzins McCoy explores the extent to which images also play an important, positive role in Plato's philosophical argumentation. She begins by examining the poetic educational context in which Plato is writing and then moves on to the main lines of argument and how they depend upon a variety of uses of the imagination, including paradigms, analogies, models, and myths. McCoy takes up the paradoxical nature of such key metaphysical images as the divided line and cave: on the one hand, the cave and divided line explicitly state problems with images and the visible realm. On the other hand, they are themselves images designed to draw the reader to greater intellectual understanding. The author gives a perspectival reading, arguing that the human being is always situated in between the transcendence of being and the limits of human perspective. Images can enhance our capacity to see intellectually as well as to reimagine ourselves vis-à-vis the timeless and eternal. Engaging with a wide range of continental, dramatic, and Anglo-American scholarship on images in Plato, McCoy examines the treatment of comedy, degenerate regimes, the nature of mimesis, the myth of Er, and the nature of Platonic dialogue itself.