Plato, Republic V–VII

Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 20:3-18 (1986)
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The long section on knowledge and the philosopher in books V–VII of the Republic is undoubtedly the most famous passage in Plato's work. So it is perhaps a good idea to begin by stressing how very peculiar, and in many ways elusive, it is. It is exciting, and stimulating, but extremely hard to understand.



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