The Philosophy of Plato
Please assis with writing 500 words for each question. Resources for Questions (1-6) are attached here in 11 parts each with just few slide summeries to tackle the questions correctly. Basicly the Book Republic is the only source to be used for the questions.
Question 7 source can conviniently found online, dialogues: Euthyphro; Protagoras; Phaedo.
1.Why do people found cities,according to Socrates in Book 2of the Republic? On what groundsdoes Glaucon object to the simple, healthy city Socrates first establishes? What new political class is introduced as a result of Glaucons objection, and why? Explain.
2.What is a Socratic elenchus, and how does it work? Discuss an example from your assigned readings. Is the elenchusa helpful way of thinking about a philosophical problem, in your view? Explain.
3.Discuss Socrates account of the tyrant and of the tyrannical life in Book 9of the Republic. On what grounds does Socrates argue that the tyrant is unhappy? Does this portrait of the tyrants misery help Socrates meet the challenge Glaucon and Adeimantus lay out in Book 2of the Republic, in your view? Explain.
4.On what groundsdoes Socrates argue in Book 9of the Republic that the philosophers pleasures of learning are more pleasant than the pleasures enjoyed by non-philosophers? Develop what you take to be the strongest objection to Socrates argument.
5.What are the three kinds of goods, according to Glaucon in Book 2ofthe Republic? Discuss Glaucons examples. Where do most people place justice, according to Glaucon? Where does Socrates place it? Where do youplace justice? Explain.
6.According to Adeimantus in Book 2 of the Republic, the traditional case for justice takes the gods to furnish us with a compelling reason to be just. First, outlinethis religiouscase for the just life. Next, explain Adeimantus grounds forrejecting this case
7.Plato often uses the dramatic setting of adialogue to motivate the philosophical issues Socrates and his interlocutors will go on to debate. Discuss the philosophical significance of the dramatic settingsin twoof the following dialogues: Euthyphro; Protagoras; Phaedo.