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ERIC Number: EJ867287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Teaching Wisdom to Interest: Book Five of Plato's "Republic"
Lukes, Timothy J.; Scudder, Mary F.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v42 n1 p197-200 Jan 2009
We suggest that Book Five of the "Republic", where Plato discusses the status of women in the guardian class, is a superb source of Platonic insight. For it is precisely the discussion of women that is most vulnerable to co-optation by the modern vernacular of interest, a vernacular to which the "Republic" is vehemently opposed. If students come to appreciate an alternative perspective regarding this most sensitive of modern issues, the full impact of the Socratic approach is available to them.
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Language: English
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