History Literature / TheRepublic

4th Mar '17 11:14:06 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Probably the UrExample of this. Plato advises that the classical literature at the time should be heavily edited when used in education. JerkassGods are not appropriate, and therefore big chunks of Literature/TheIliad, among other things, must be censored.
28th Aug '16 12:39:48 AM Fireblood
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* ForgotToGagHim It begins with an account of Polemarchus insisting that Creator/{{Socrates}} accept his hospitality -- giving him [[MortonsFork the choice]] of remaining voluntarily or having Polemarchus and his friends detain him by force. When Socrates [[TakeAThirdOption asks if he might persuade them to let him go]], Polemarchus replies that they will simply refuse to listen to anything he has to say.

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* ForgotToGagHim ForgotToGagHim: It begins with an account of Polemarchus insisting that Creator/{{Socrates}} accept his hospitality -- giving him [[MortonsFork the choice]] of remaining voluntarily or having Polemarchus and his friends detain him by force. When Socrates [[TakeAThirdOption asks if he might persuade them to let him go]], Polemarchus replies that they will simply refuse to listen to anything he has to say.
25th Jul '16 12:01:35 PM Specialist290
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* {{Invisibility}}: The Ring of Gyges parable.

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* {{Invisibility}}: The In the Ring of Gyges parable.parable, the ring makes its wearer invisible.



* PlatonicCave: The TropeNamer.
* ThePhilosopherKing: The TropeNamer, and the prototype for technocracy in general.

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* PlatonicCave: The TropeNamer.
TropeNamer, used as an illustration of how most people only dimly perceive Truth and the struggle faced by those who seek to comprehend it more fully.
* ThePhilosopherKing: The TropeNamer, and the prototype for technocracy in general. Socrates puts forth the proposal that an ideal ruler would be a philosopher, drawn from the best of the ranks of the guardian class.
15th Jun '16 4:23:33 AM morenohijazo
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* ForgotToGagHim It begins with an account of Polemarchus insisting that Creator/{{Socrates}} accept his hospitality -- giving him [[MortonsFork the choice]] of remaining voluntarily or having Polemarchus and his friends detain him by force. When Socrates [[TakeAThirdOption asks if he might persuade them to let him go]], Polemarchus replies that they will simply refuse to listen to anything he has to say.
22nd Apr '16 1:32:00 AM Tron80
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* AxeCrazy: Probably one of the first literal examples in the Western canon. Socrates uses the example of giving a woodcutting axe back to a violent lunatic as irresponsible, and that a responsible government must abrogate the rights to property if it might be a danger to the polis. Therefore, proper government is not just about guarding property.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: Probably one of the first literal examples in the Western canon. Socrates uses the example of giving a woodcutting axe back to a violent lunatic as irresponsible, and that a responsible government must abrogate the rights to property if it might be a danger to the polis. Therefore, proper government is not just about guarding property.
11th Feb '16 12:04:57 PM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: At one point, Socrates is leading the conversation in [[ObfuscatingStupidity his]] [[ArmorPiercingQuestion usual]] [[PullTheThread manner]], and Adeimantus notices. He proceeds to interrupt the conversation and demand that Socrates stop pretending to be a moron and simply state what he's trying to get at.
28th Aug '15 8:34:07 AM Specialist290
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* AuthorTract: Whether Plato is putting his own ideas in Socrates's mouth or simply relaying Socrates's own views is something that will probably never be settled with any degree of certainty. However, the fact remains that either way, ''The Republic'' is primarily a tract about how society should be organized in an ideal world.



* CulturedBadass: According to Socrates, the ideal warrior gets plenty of both physical and intellectual exercise -- the former to ensure they're strong enough to defend society, and the latter to ensure that they understand what they're fighting for and aren't simply thugs who are just as dangerous to their own people as their enemies.



* DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes: Used in the PlatonicCave description.

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* DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes: Used in the PlatonicCave description.description as a metaphor for how human beings react when confronted with the truth of a reality they have hitherto only dimly understood.



* {{GIFT}}: The Ring of Gyges is sort of an UrExample: instead of Normal Person+Anonymity+Audience=Total Fuckwad, you get Normal Person+Ring of Invisibility+Tempting Targets=Murderer and Rapist. Same principle, really.

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* {{GIFT}}: The Ring of Gyges is sort of an UrExample: instead of Normal Person+Anonymity+Audience=Total Fuckwad, you get Normal Person+Ring of Invisibility+Tempting Targets=Murderer and Rapist. Same principle, really.really; it's used to argue that being held accountable for one's actions in the public eye is the only thing keeping us from treating one another like jerks.



* {{Utopia}}: The point of the dialogue is to define one.

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* {{Utopia}}: The point of the dialogue is to define one.what a truly just society would look like -- and, from there, further expand on what a truly just ''person'' looks like.
13th Jul '15 2:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemocracyIsBad: Socrates believes it is an idiocracy that is one step away from tyranny. Of course, the democracy he knew (closer to what we might term "mob rule" nowadays) was quite different from modern republicanism.

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* DemocracyIsBad: Socrates believes it is an idiocracy that is one step away from tyranny. Of course, the democracy he knew (closer to what we might term "mob rule" nowadays) was quite different from modern republicanism.republicanism with its institutional checks and balances.
27th Apr '15 2:56:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* DemocracyIsBad: Socrates believes it is an {{idiocracy}} that is one step away from tyranny.
** Of course, the democracy he knew was quite different from modern republicanism.

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* DemocracyIsBad: Socrates believes it is an {{idiocracy}} idiocracy that is one step away from tyranny.
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tyranny. Of course, the democracy he knew (closer to what we might term "mob rule" nowadays) was quite different from modern republicanism.
15th Apr '15 12:15:05 PM SeptimusHeap
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