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Opinions and practice of the founders of the republic by William A Cook

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  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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Number of Pages54
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ISBN 101432814877
ISBN 109781432814878

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This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Republic Author: Plato Translator: B. Jowett Release Date: Aug [EBook #] Last Updated: J Language: English. The Founders' Constitution (5 Volume Set) New Edition. The Founders' Constitution (5 Volume Set) New Edition. by Philip Kurland (Author), Ralph Lerner (Author) out of 5 stars 16 ratings. ISBN ISBN Cited by: Analysis: Book V, e-end In this section Plato makes one of the most important claims of the book: only the philosopher has knowledge. In fact, if we read The Republic as a defense of the activity of philosophy, as Allan Bloom suggests, then this might be viewed as the most important claim.   In Republic he managed to attach himself both to the most static conservatism and to the most wild-eyed utopianism. On top of all that, the book's theory of knowledge is a disaster.

The Republic Summary. Our story begins as Socrates and his friend Glaucon head home from a festival. Ready to call it a night, they're intercepted by a whole gang of their acquaintances, who eventually convince them to come hang out at Polemarchus's house and have a nice, long chat. The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, translit. Politeia; Latin: Res Publica) is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state, and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work, and has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually Author: Plato. The Republic is in essence one long argument why a person should lead a just life verses choosing a life of pleasure, riches, ambition, or power. It is deeply concerned with the nature of the human soul and how to prepare one's soul for eternity/5(K). Although orthodox Christians participated at every stage of the new republic, Deism influenced a majority of the Founders. The movement opposed barriers to moral improvement and to social justice. It stood for rational inquiry, for skepticism about dogma and mystery, and for religious toleration.

The Republic by Plato, part of the Internet Classics Archive Home: Browse and Comment In my opinion the true and healthy constitution of the State is the one I said to him, You and I, Adeimantus, at this moment are not poets, but founders of a State: now the founders of a State ought to know the general forms in which. The Republic Book 9. Before the companions start examining the tyrannical man, they try to sort out the desires. They come up with a class of wild, terrible, lawless desires which reveal themselves in our sleep. Then they say that the wild, lawlessness of the democratic man needs an advocate, Love, and a bodyguard. Madness is the bodyguard which defends love. As the Republic continues in its development, Socrates will ban the poets, including Homer, from his ideal state, an act that Socrates has hinted at accomplishing more than once in this dialogue. In pursuit of a more sophisticated and inclusive American history, the contributors to Beyond the Founders propose new directions for the study of the political history of the republic before the Civil War. In ways formal and informal, symbolic and tactile, this political world encompassed blacks, women, entrepreneurs, and Native Americans, as well as the Adamses, Jeffersons, and Jacksons, all 3/5(1).