Republic Essays

Plato’s the Republic

All philosophers write about something to address a particular issue which they feel need to be addressed.  The same is true in Plato’s The Republic.  Considering the political and social situation during 360 B.C.E, Plato was concerned about the deteriorating condition of Greece.  To be more particular, he was extremely concerned about the fate of his teacher, Socrates. Socrates was tried, and subsequently sentenced to death, for a crime that he did not commit.  Plato was also apprehensive about the…

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Central African Republic

Darfur is an area in Sudan which lies in the western part of Sudan and boarders Libya, the Central African Republic and Chad. It has an approximate residence of six million people who are among the poorest people in Africa and only rely on nomadic herding and subsistence farming. Genocide in Darfur has taken place only ten years after the genocide in Rwanda which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. In Darfur, thousands of people have been killed and almost…

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Understanding the Challenges of Glaucon and Adeimantus in Plato’s Republic

A significantly large aspect of Plato’s dialogue entitled Republic is the discussion of the concept of justice. On a preliminary note, the significance of such a concept makes itself manifest in our deepest questions concerning the many aspects of the political order and political life. In the Republic, Socrates’ interlocutors Glaucon and Adeimantus, challenge the view that it is always more preferable for an individual to be just than unjust. At this early part of the paper, it is an…

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The British Empire

The British Empire had the difficult time in defeating the Boers. It took them about three years, 1899-1902, to stop the Boers. The Boers signified to those pioneering individuals who attempted to create an autonomous nation for themselves in South Africa (see Weber, Mark. “The Boer War Remembered”). There are two Boer Wars happened in the world history. These are the First Boer War (1880-1881) and the Second Boer War (1899-1902). These wars were between the British Empire and the…

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Federalists Nor Anti Federalists

It is vital to remember during this whole argument that neither Federalists nor Anti-federalists viewed this campaign as a fight for democracy. In fact in the late eighteenth century democracy was still considered as class rule. In six fold classification of constitutions by Aristotle, democracy was thought of as the corrupt form of government by many individuals. Democracy’s right counterpart was called the polity, which was later changed to res publica or more commonly known as “republic”, by the Romans….

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