Plato

Plato: The Republic, Book Eight

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Eight, 360 B.C.E. And so, Glaucon, we have arrived at the conclusion that in the perfect State wives...

Plato: The Republic, Book Seven

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Seven, 360 B.C.E. And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is...

Plato: The Republic, Book Six

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Six, 360 B.C.E. And thus, Glaucon, after the argument has gone a weary way, the true and the...

Plato: The Republic, Book Five

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Five, 360 B.C.E. Such is the good and true City or State, and the good and true man...

Plato: The Republic, Book Four

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Four, 360 B.C.E. Adeimantus - SOCRATES Here Adeimantus interposed a question: How would you answer, Socrates, said he, if...

Plato: The Republic, Book Three

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Three, 360 B.C.E. Socrates - ADEIMANTUS Such then, I said, are our principles of theology --some tales are to...

Plato: The Republic, Book Two

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Two, 360 B.C.E. Socrates - GLAUCON With these words I was thinking that I had made an end of...

Plato: Ethics

BY JOHNATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The ethics of Plato is an application in practice of the principles which had been reached in the metaphysical field. We...

Plato: The Republic: Book 2

The Republic, By Plato, Written 360 B.C.E., Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Copyright: Public Domain. BOOK 2 Socrates - GLAUCON With these words I was thinking that I had...

Plato: The Republic: Book 1

The Republic, By Plato, Written 360 B.C.E., Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Copyright: Public Domain. BOOK 1 Socrates - GLAUCON I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon...

Plato: The Republic, Introduction

The Republic, By Plato, Written 360 B.C.E., Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Copyright: Public Domain. INTRODUCTION The Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the...

Plato on Religion

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato In the Republic, Plato compares the Idea of the Good to the sun, as the supreme cause of all...

Plato: Goodness Has Its Own Protection

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato From the trial of Socrates found in The Apology, Socrates fearlessly stood firm in defense of his beliefs, and...

Plato on Blind Partisanship

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is...

When to Die is to Gain: Socrates

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato quoting Socrates Either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a...

Beaudine on Plato

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Robert F. Beaudine, Plato Plato has been revered by the progressives, especially his “The Republic,” and he has been...

Can Good Ends Be Accomplished by Evil Means?

Plato, through the voice of Socrates, asks if doing evil is always wrong.

To Follow the One Or the Many?

Ought we to follow the opinion of the many and to fear them; or the opinion of the one man who has understanding? Plato quoting Socrates

If Wrong, The Greater the Zeal the Greater the Evil

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato Socrates to Crito: Dear Crito, your zeal is invaluable, if a right one; but if wrong, the greater the...