Is Plato’s Republic a mandate for totalitarianism?

Interpretations of The Republic have generally emphasised its role as either a political or an ethical text. Those who interpret it as chiefly a political text point to things like Plato's arrangement of different social classes in to different types of labour; the absence of private property for the guardians of the state; and the… Continue reading Is Plato’s Republic a mandate for totalitarianism?

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