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Political Science
Course
POLS 1500
Professor
subprof
Semester
Fall

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PLATO (idealist) • Plato's ideal regime is an artistocracy (philosophers should rule since they are seeking the good they know what is true ) • Socrates is the main character in the dialogue he is persuading the audience that the philosophers should rule the city • Athenian democracy has city states • Agriculture thrived • People were born with certain abilities, some born to be warriors others to be philosophers, producers workers (agricultural) • In an ideal polis the philosopher kings will be able to rule in favor of the polis • Negative view of democracy they are not guided by good • Democracy is the state of license where everyone is free to do whatever they want "mob
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