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The Republic, Book I Review

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Plato’s Republic Study Sheet

 

 

 

Table of Contents

·        Good man- explanation/definition

·        Justice- explanation/definition

·        Moderation

·        Wealth- what it is

·        Socrates’ views and opinions

·        Polemarchus’ views and opinions

·        Thrasymachus’ views and opinions

·        Philosophy

·        Bibliography

Book I

  • Good man
    • One who does not defraud or deceive
      • Intentionally
        • Help
      • Unintentionally
        • Harm
  • Justice
    • Speaks the truth
      • Not a good definition
      • Ex.
        • Right or wrong in doing it or speaking the truth depending on condition
    • Pays your debts
      • Not a good definition
      • Ex.
        • Friend in right mind deposits arms and asks for them when not in right mind
      • A deposit is a debt
      • Help friends, hurt enemies
        • Help
          • An action in one's bet interest
        • Harm
          • War

                    

          • No war, no harm
            • No justice
    • Power of acquisition
      • Money partnership
        • Deposit wanted to be kept safely
        • Justice is useful when money is useless
    • Useful when things are useless
    • Useless when things are useful
    • Always usefull in one way or another 
    • Needed most at war
    • Needed least at peace
  • Moderation
  • Wealth
    • Great comforter
    • Burdens
    • Evil
    • Love
    • Blessings
    • Contribution
    • Advantages
  • Socrates
    • Harm
    • Art
      • Consider
      • Provide
      • Interest is to perfect it
      • Look after own interests
      • Unimpaired
      • Care for which is the subject of that art
      • Does not consider the interest of the stronger
      • Considers the interest of the weaker
      • Doctor
        • Medicine
          • Health of the sick
          • Receive money
      • Pilot
        • Navigation
          • Lead the lost
      • Builder
        • Architecture
          • Build homes for the homeless
      • Pay
        • Decreases interest of the art
      • Interest of what the art is
        • If think about money, focus goes to money and not art
    • Rulers provide and protect
      • Education
        • Benefits the people
          • Think for yourself
          • Smart enough to act alone
          • Make into a skill
            •  
            • Helps everyone in time of need
        • Makes the ruler look better
      • Jobs
      • Benefits people
        • Make own money
      • Security
      • Military
      • Disagree with analogy of the shepherd and the sheep
        • People are smarter than sheep
        • People can look after themselves
        • People can think upon their own interests
  • Polemarchus
    • Pay your debts
      • Help friends, harm enemies
        • Help
          • An action in ones best interest
        • Harm
          • Done most in war

           

                      

          • Done least in peace
          • No justice
    • Good man deceive intentionally or unintentionally
    • Power of acquisition
      • Money partnership
        • Deposit wanted to be kept safely
  • Thrasymachus
    • Justice is nothing else than in the interest of the stronger
      • Governments
        • Tyrannies
        • Democracies
        • Aristocracies
        • Ruling power in each State
        • Make laws according to what type it is
        • Rulers
          • Not make mistakes
            • Harm people or places
          • Make laws right or wrong
            • Right
              • To their interest
            • Wrong
              • Contrary to their interest
          • Laws must be followed by subjects
      • Analogies
        • He who is mistaken about the sick is a physician in that he is mistaken
        • He who is mistaken about math or grammar is a mathematician or grammarian in that he is mistaken
        • Mistake is when skill fails
        • Rulers are unerring
          • Make laws to own interest
          • Subjects must obey laws willingly
        • Shepherd watches over the sheep to benefit himself
        • Rulers watch over the people for the interest of the rulers
    • Private contracts
      • Partnership dissolve
        • Unjust has more
        • Just has less
    • State
      • Income tax

                                     

        • Just pays more
        • Unjust pays less
    • Take an office
      • Neglect affairs and suffer losses
        • Get no public support
    • Injustice is a man's own profit or interest
  • Philosophy
    • Study of why things are the way they are
    • What is the meaning
    • Why people act the way they do
    • Study of everything
    • Knowledge, answers  
  • Theory of Universals
  • poverty, wealth, youth, old age
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Bibliography

Plato, "The Republic." Ebooks. 19 Nov 2006. 17 May 2007 <http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71r/introduction1.html>.

Unknown, "The Republic (Plato)." Wikipedia. 17 May 2007. 17 May 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Republic_of_Plato>.

Gorman, Susan. "The Republic." Teaching Plato. Boston University. 17 May 2007 <http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/consortium/gormanteachingplatorepublic1.html>.

Kemerling, Garth. "Plato: The State and the Soul." Plato: The Republic 1-4. 27 Oct 2001. 17 May 2007 <http://www.philosophypages.com/hy/2g.htm>.

Unknown, "Outline of Plato's Republic." Plato Outline. Boston University. 17 May 2007 http://www.bu.edu/av/core/cc101/bwj-Plato-Outline.pdf.

  

 

 

 

 

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