Questions tagged [plato]

Questions about the Greek philosopher Plato (428 or later – 348/347 BC) and his works. His works have come down to us in the form of dialogues (no original manuscripts have survived), often involving his teacher Socrates. His major works include 'Apology of Socrates', 'Phaedo', 'Symposium' and 'Republic'. From a literary perspective, 'Republic' is known, among other things, for its discussion of censorship on poetry.

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Allusion to Plato in Fahrenheit 451?

I have been told there is an allusion to Plato in Fahrenheit 451. The name "Plato" is mentioned once, but I don't think it counts as an allusion. He dialled the call on a secondary phone. The phone ...
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What does the riddle at the end of Plato's Republic book 5 mean?

In the latter half of The Republic, book 5, Socrates and Glaucon are discussing the difference between knowledge of things things that exist and ignorance about things that don't exist. They suppose ...
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What did Jefferson intend to say by Plato's “whimsies into the body of artificial Christianity”?

Source: The Well-Educated Mind (2 edn 2016), p. 49 Middle.   If you don't have a reading partner who can meet with you face to face, you can conduct discussions by letter (or email, as long as ...