Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this classic text is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: what is goodness?; what is reality?; and what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of...
I’m actually gobsmacked that this isn’t required in order to be sworn into office, like the Constitution is required for us American immigrants when it comes time to gain American citizenship. – source
Aug 17, 2016Reading the Plato's Republic was the very first time I had encountered reason, and I discovered that I could make sense of myself and the world around me through careful introspection, abstraction, and structure. Its influence on me was so strong that I continued to study philosophy for the next ten years! – source