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Philosophy
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PHL100Y1
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th October 8 2009 Philosophy Lecture A) Fear of reprisal B) Selection of the right people C) Seduction it is philosophically seductive. Book 1: Foreshadow of the issues of force and desire Therefore: the limits of argument, and the need for narrative Also note: the defence of J5, the psychological definition of justice Therefore: this is the right answer Book VII: the mystery of leaving the cave (freeing oneself? Being set free?) Paradise of Philosophy (i) One cannot see philosophical arguments as compelling ones unless one is already a philosopher (ii) One cannot become a philosopher unless one sees philosophical argument as compelling ones. (iii) It follows that one can never become a philosopher Hence: the need for selection and seduction Conclusion: Plato’s Republic is not about a republic: It is instead about justice in the soul all along. It works as a puzzle designed to free (some of) us from: Plato’s Cave; And this is how Plato resolves his own version of
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