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The Resource Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms, Roslyn Weiss

Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms, Roslyn Weiss

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Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms
Title
Philosophers in the "Republic"
Title remainder
Plato's Two Paradigms
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Roslyn Weiss
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Language
eng
Summary
In Plato's Republic, Socrates contends that philosophers make the best rulers because only they behold with their mind's eye the eternal and purely intelligible Forms of the Just, the Noble, and the Good. When, in addition, these men and women are endowed with a vast array of moral, intellectual, and personal virtues and are appropriately educated, surely no one could doubt the wisdom of entrusting to them the governance of cities. Although it is widely-and reasonably-assumed that all the Republic's philosophers are the same, Roslyn Weiss argues in this boldly original book that the Republic actually contains two distinct and irreconcilable portrayals of the philosopher. According to Weiss, Plato's two paradigms of the philosopher are the "philosopher by nature" and the "philosopher by design." Philosophers by design, as the allegory of the Cave vividly shows, must be forcibly dragged from the material world of pleasure to the sublime realm of the intellect, and from there back down again to the "Cave" to rule the beautiful city envisioned by Socrates and his interlocutors. Yet philosophers by nature, described earlier in the Republic, are distinguished by their natural yearning to encounter the transcendent realm of pure Forms, as well as by a willingness to serve others-at least under appropriate circumstances. In contrast to both sets of philosophers stands Socrates, who represents a third paradigm, one, however, that is no more than hinted at in the Republic. As a man who not only loves "what is" but is also utterly devoted to the justice of others-even at great personal cost-Socrates surpasses both the philosophers by design and the philosophers by nature. By shedding light on an aspect of the Republic that has escaped notice, Weiss's new interpretation will challenge Plato scholars to revisit their assumptions about Plato's moral and political philosophy
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiss, Roslyn
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index present
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In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Plato
  • Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.)
  • Plato
  • Ethics
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Ethics
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Ethik
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Justice (philosophie)
  • Morale
  • Rättvisa
  • Etik
Label
Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms, Roslyn Weiss
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Justice as Moderation
  • Conclusion: "In a Healthy Way"
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Two Paradigms
  • 1. Philosophers by Nature
  • 2. Philosophers by Design I: The Making of a Philosopher
  • 3. Philosophers by Design II: The Making of a Ruler
  • 4. Socratic Piety: The Fifth Cardinal Virtue
Control code
ocn979590987
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780801466052
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801466052
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22573/ctt8h4qf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979590987
Label
Philosophers in the "Republic" : Plato's Two Paradigms, Roslyn Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Justice as Moderation
  • Conclusion: "In a Healthy Way"
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Two Paradigms
  • 1. Philosophers by Nature
  • 2. Philosophers by Design I: The Making of a Philosopher
  • 3. Philosophers by Design II: The Making of a Ruler
  • 4. Socratic Piety: The Fifth Cardinal Virtue
Control code
ocn979590987
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801466052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801466052
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h4qf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979590987

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