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Taking Wikipedia's citations as a starting point, I looked for the judgments of Minos in the secondary literature that I was able to locate. The stylistic criticisms are that Minos is "too stylistically crude, philosophically simplistic, and too full of just plain bad argument to be a work of Plato" (Lewis, "Plato's Minos", summarizing the case against ...


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Welcome Louis The passage you are looking for is Republic, V. 460C: ‘removed from sight into some secret and hidden place’ (T. Griffith, Plato: The Republic, Cambridge: CUP, 2000: 158). The passage is odd in at least one respect. As Patterson comments: ‘Infanticide or exposure seems to be the intent, but why the cryptic language?’ (Cynthia Patterson , ‘"...


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I can't vouch for the source, but here's one quote... This is the kind of medical provision you should legislate… provide treatment for those of your citizens whose physical constitution is good. As for the others, it will be best to leave the unhealthy to die… According to the article, "Plato wished to rid the population of people with ...


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Looking at the philosophy expounded by Plato, one thing comes to mind: the Ideas, set in another realm, above the material, quite abstract. Thus, it could mean that the raised index finger points to this very realm of Ideas, where the highest principles of virtue lie and to which one must aspire. A similar explanation goes for Socrates, to which we can add ...


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