I seem to remember while reading, from what I believe was the Republic, that Plato saw what could be interpreted a utilitarian role for Religion in society.

Am I misremembering? Not asking what he believed or if he believed in religion but if he saw a role of religion.

  • Hint: The justified true belief definition of all important knowledge was said to be first coined by Plato for his system of philosophy... Commented May 20, 2022 at 22:01
  • Thanks for the lead but I don’t see how understanding what knowledge is, or belief for that matter, has to do with whether he saw a religion as useful in the republic or state
    – Tonyg
    Commented May 20, 2022 at 23:46
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    No one seems deny the importance of knowledge in a state, and since the essence of either knowledge or religion is the way of belief, so … Commented May 21, 2022 at 0:43


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