Platos Republic

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Philosophy

 

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Cyril C

 

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June 12, 2014

 

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University

 

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Plato suggests that there is more than one set of drives within us and that we are fighting an inner conflict where we are fighting urges, desire things and also feel shame for actions. Plato draws for us a parallel between a good city and the three parts of the soul. He says that a good city has three classes and that the people of the town are suited to a particular class...
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He says that a good city has three classes and that the people of the town are suited to a particular class. This acts as a strong parallel which allows the reader to become engaged in his arguments. The three parts of the soul Plato suggests we have is firstly Appetites; Appetites are the irrational part of our soul and Plato describes them as “the part with which it lusts, hungers, thirsts and gets excited about other appetites”...
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