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What is Plato's view of social order in Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo?

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 08:09 am
I know he believes philosophy should be the basis for society but what is his view on social order? Is it compatible with the Homeric-poetic view of social order (which is, i think, to believe and obey without question)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 08:12 am
@tarabutler,
hes for it.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 10:08 am
@farmerman,
Isn't it fun when college students ask us to do their assignments for them?
tarabutler
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 11:38 am
@JLNobody,
Just asking for a little direction...
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 01:07 pm
@tarabutler,
I think that Plato's best known quotation should be the start of your essay.

Quote:
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.


That really sums up the heirachical nature of society, the trawler being the aristocrats, the seagull being the ordinary people.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 05:41 pm
@izzythepush,
and the sardines some minority group?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2012 06:03 pm
@JLNobody,
Exactly.
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