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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 2051
Professor
Fiona Black
Semester
Fall

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Greek Philosophy  Plato's Republic- focus on the "Guardians" of the Republic, Socrates o believed democracy as it was did not work, not just anybody has the ability to make democratic decisions o the philosophers are the ones who should make decisions because they can "see through the chaos"- requiring training o Socrates known as a "midwife of knowledge"- helped people give birth to great ideas o Plato hopes to have philosophoi running the country o Plato's opinion (radical at the time) that there is no reason for men and women to both be educated (men just slightly above women due to their physical strength) pg 73 WLGR- asks whether female guard dogs or male guard dogs make a better guard; shows that if they are both trai
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