av Vigdis Songe-Møller
This article discusses some of the arguments in Republic X for banning tragic poetry from the ideal state. It concentrates on Platos treatment of mourning, which serves as a ...
av Hayden W. Ausland
Several levels on which Platos Republic needs to be read receive special illumination from the terms of Socrates criticism of mimetic poetry in book 10.
av Hallvard J. Fossheim
Plato chastises magic as irrational. But at the same time, Plato himself is a magician. His insight that the human soul is irreducibly irrational is crucial to the design of ...
av Cynthia Freeland
Platos critique of art in Republic X is notorious as the first philosophical proposal to censor art in society. Censorship continues to be debated and it even appears in ...
av Knut Ågotnes
In this paper I will present some arguments for the claim that Socrates contention that he has knowledge about knowledge lacks a sound foundation. Even if the Republic suggests that ...
av Sarah E. Worth
Plato was the first philosopher to examine the paradox of fiction. In this article I begin with an explication of Platos concerns about poetry in his republic and from ...