Plato's World Society Tomorrow
HNSM 263 - Plato’s World Society Tomorrow3 hours In The Republic, Plato asks the question, what does it mean for a human being to be just? And is it worth it? To answer the question he takes the scenic route, and examines the political community as a whole. In so doing, he sets the foundations of Western political philosophy - and raises some of its most challenging questions. What is the best government? How far can a state regulate the life of its citizens? How are rulers to be chosen? Can politicians serve the public, or are they bound to be corrupt? We will examine these foundational questions and their relevance in today’s world, while keeping in sight Plato’s original intention: an examination of human beings as moral beings.