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Democracy Is Based On True Leadership Plato was a well-known Greek philosopher who created foundational principles on subjects such as government, education, and citizenship. The Republic, arguably one of Plato’s most influential works, is depicted through many dialogues between his fellow philosopher Socrates and other characters who discuss a political theory for a model state. The Republic’s goal strives to demonstrate an ideal city-state must possess and hints at Plato’s ulterior motive to expose Athens as a city in chaos rather than one in order. Plato views on government offers no fondness for democracy due to the fact that he believed not all members of society are capable of making just decisions and succumb to corrupt desires. Instead
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The development of Athenian democracy has been fundamental for the basis of modern political thinking, although many in modern society UK would be sceptical to call it a democracy. Plato and Aristotle in The Republic and The Politics respectively were critical of the Athenian democracy, by examining the culture and ideology present the limitations and possible downfalls of a democratic way of life. Within this essay I will outline these limitations and evaluate their validity. Plato defines Athens as a democratic society that “treats all men as equal, whether they are equal or not.” Therefore, believes that there are those that are born to rule and others that are born to be ruled. Plato presents the argument that democracy does not achieve the greatest good, giving four main objections to democracy.
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Socrates’ creates a republic to criticize democracy, and by doing this he compares the healthy soul to the unbalanced one. Socrates’ indirectly attacks democracy in ancient Athens when he discusses the differences between opinion an... ... middle of paper ... ...strate the faults with the souls of the people of the time, and he gives them the republic as a guide on how to improve their souls. His vision for these balanced souls is one that moderates desires with self-control and rationality. The Republic is ultimately a search for the meaning and use of the form justice. Socrates says that he pursues absolute meanings such as justice not by sensory perception, but by discovering how and why such a form functions in relation to other things, and that is what he continues to do during the duration of the dialogue.
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What are the different forms of government and how do they connect to the individual person? Which one is the best? These are some questions that Greek philosophers answered in their teachings. Plato and Aristotle are two great philosophers who formulated separate ideas of government that concurred in aspects such as the importance of justice while differed in areas relating to the ideal ruler. Both philosophers lived in ancient Athens with a democratic government that contrasted with their ideal governments though Aristotle’s had more similarities than Plato’s with Athens.