Intro to Lit Lecture Notes: Plato and Melville
Oct. 8, 2013
Book VII (Plato)
- Who should be the rulers of the republic?
- What type of knowledge is required to create a just society?
- Law, ethics, how to structure republic
- Nature of philosophy, the difference between becoming and being
- 'The Common Good'
- Education and its nature
Allegory- Takes a complex situation and describes it in a metaphorical term. Explains a process in