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Philosophers by Nature, Philosophers by Design: Two Paradigms in Plato's 'Republic'
Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh University
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Philosophers in the 'Republic': Plato's Two Paradigms (Book)
Title: Philosophers in the 'Republic': Plato's Two Paradigms
Author: Roslyn Weiss
Abstract: It is argued that the 'Republic' contains two kinds of philosopher, the philosopher by nature who loves the Forms and would rule willingly under reasonable conditions, and the philosopher by design who has no love for the transcendent realm but has to be coerced both to ascend out of the 'Cave' and to return to it to rule.
Primary URL: http://http://www.worldcat.org/title/philosophers-in-the-republic-platos-two-paradigms/oclc/787509801&referer=brief_results
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
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