Lindsay Strauss

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In Plato’s Republic, Socrates persuades his conversationalists to help him construct a city organized around commerce. Glaucon, who has an idealist streak, dismisses this city as a “city of pigs.”1 In response, Socrates sketches for Glaucon an ideal city ruled by the most virtuous citizens—the philosophers.2 To make the city as just and harmonious as(More)
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