Book 5 Notes The Republic
Book 5 Notes The Republic POSC 1030
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The Republic of Plato Book 5 Polemarchus descent the decline of the statesmen He grabs Ademantus bringing him away from Socrates impending wisdom Polemarchus is a statesman for honorconvention Thumotic honor is done without question and with vigor Questions of gender Socrates asserts that women are able to be guardians He says that both men and women can pursue wisdom and feel compelled towards it Role of difference is completely absent equality Men might be better suited but that doesn t mean women should be prohibited Women being clothed in virtue must strip Wisdom in a series of waves Waves of laughter vs waves ocean Polemarchus is humored by women stripping reference Increasingly large waves given in a humorous spin in order to appeal to Polemarchus Women and men have gender equality Polemarchus is swayed Families in common Communal Spartan ideal Orgy to reproduce no one will be partial in the education of children for the auxiliary class No family no wife so as to raise family everyone in viture Much like Life of Lycurgus in which personal private things detractdistract from the communal goal Eugenics breeding the best with the best Several rules outlined in Book 5 regarding war Philosophers as Kings Essentially Socrates believes that he should rule 3rCI iteration of the city 0 Logistikon soul 0 Wisdom desire o Guardian class Polemarchus is now an auxillary to Socrates What quali es philosophy to rule 0 Eros Philosophic Lusts for wisdom o Divine called compelled for truth insatiable lust for it Philodoxa lovers of opinion 0 This is not wisdom or philosophy