Read It Online: THE REPUBLIC by Plato

from Sacred Texts

As translated by Benjamin Jowett (1871)

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Supplementary Article:

Plato’s Ethics and Politics in THE REPUBLIC

from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

“Plato’s Republic centers on a simple question: is it always better to be just than unjust? The puzzles in Book One prepare for this question, and Glaucon and Adeimantus make it explicit at the beginning of Book Two. To answer the question, Socrates takes a long way around, sketching an account of a good city on the grounds that a good city would be just and that defining justice as a virtue of a city would help to define justice as a virtue of a human being. ”

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