Philosophy Research Archives 11:611-634 (1985)

This paper distinguishes six elements in the Platonic concept of rationality as it appears in the Republic: being fully informed; thinking logically; having the single correct ultimate end; determining the appropriate means; matching action to thought; and promotingone’s own interest. The evidence linking the rational part of the soul to each of these aspects is discussed. The philosopher-guardians are shown to exemplify full and complete “Platonic rationality”, whereas the unjust men in books 8 and 9 exhibit different degrees of failure to conform to the six elements listed above.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0164-0771
DOI pra19851136
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