PSY 202 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, Glaucon, Thrasymachus
6:10 pm: adeimantus interrupts socrates to point out that being a ruler sounds unpleasant. He compares this case to the building of a statue: the most beautiful color in the world, he states matter-of-factly, is purple. On the statue, as in the city, we must deal with each part appropriately, in order to make the situation best for the whole: socrates proceeds to address several topics regarding the lifestyle of the guardians. If the education of guardians proceeds as planned, then guardians will be in a position to decide any points of policy that arise. Everything we think of as a matter of law can be left to the judgement of the properly educated rulers: socrates declares the just city complete. Since this city has been created to be the best city possible, we can be sure that it has all the virtues.