The Republic

Analysis of Plato’s City-Soul Analogy College

Analysis of Plato’s The Republic, City-Soul Analogy

In an elaborate effort to comprehend individual justice, Socrates engages in a lengthy debate which explores intricate details, structures, and overarching principles of a just city.  This analysis will explore the City-Soul analogy through three separate human lenses.  Section 1 will delve into the secondhand accounting of Socrates’ conversation, as recorded by his student Plato.  Section 2, will analyze a political theorist’s perspective on the City-Soul.  In the tertiary section, I will examine my own personal connotations in regards to Socrates’ City-Soul.  As well as expose Socrates’ theoretically deduced reality in which he appoints himself God. 

Section 1 

The City-Soul analogy comes about from Socrates’ rationality that the larger an object is, the easier it should be to read and understand.  Since Socrates is committed to the determination of the true meaning and actions that exemplify justice and the just man, Socrates begins this cognitive quest by constructing a theoretical city in order to better understand man, who is physically smaller.  Supporting the creation of this city are...

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