Up@dawn 2.0

Friday, April 28, 2017

Carl Windham 2nd Installment on Plato's: The Republic

Posting From Kylan's account again is Carl Windham
Second installment by Carl Windham on Plato's: The Republic
     As I went into deep detail of what the book was about in my first installment, I figured a brief overview of the chapters, themes, and a few other points I missed should be highlighted. I also felt that in my first installment I had few errors that needed to be re-touched on. 
      I mentioned how justice was the main topic of the book and how Socrates and Plato felt about it, but I didn't mention how they came to speak on it. The online source I examined places, in the beginning, Socrates being led to Polemarchus' home to "speak to Cephalus about old age, the benefits of being wealthy, and justice"(328e-331d). It is then that Polemarchus buds in to give his definition of justice "justice is helping ones friends and harming ones enemies and this is what one owes people"(331c). From here the book goes on to Socrates and Thraysymachus' (a sophist) conversation about justice and an advantage or disadvantage. So in all Plato is admiring the discussions and thoughts of his inferiors in this book. 1 of 9 books, he continues to go on and on for chapters about the many ways justice can be addressed as in life. 
     This is a REPUTABLE source. This is one of my many mistakes made in the first installment. This source went into a deep synopsis of all 9 books by Plato, gathering a lot of useful information. It even went into extra information, not known by many readers like themes. A couple themes I found in the reading was, specialization and the power of advantage with justice. 
     In the end, Plato highlights Socrates' discomfort and dissatisfaction toward his discussion with other philosophers about the topic justice. The book is an incredible piece of work that will resonate in court houses for many more years to come.

1 comment:

  1. This is Justin brown posting my comment and I agree with your theory and your thoughts about this book.