PLATO ON TRUE SIMPLICITY: REPUBLIC 408c5-410b4
Abstract:Socrates contradicts himself when he claims that a good doctor must have the experience of having an unsound body and when he claims that a good judge must have a sound soul, for the unsound of body will not be treated and how a judge decides the case of a good person is a matter of indifference. These pages are really about the meaning of simplicity of soul, and arguing against Glaucon’s claim, 'to be moved by self-advantage is the end which it is natural to pursue as good, until forcibly turned aside by law and custom to respect equality'.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, George Washington University, Washington DC, 20052, USA , email@example.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2011-01-01