Justice and Dishonesty in Plato’s Republic

Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):79-95 (1983)

Authors
Abstract
In this paper we explore plato's paradoxical remarks about the philosophical rulers' use of dishonesty in the "republic"--Rulers who, On the one hand, Are said to love truth above all else, But on the other hand are encouraged to make frequent use of "medicinal lies." we establish first that plato's remarks are in fact consistent, According to the relevant platonic theories too often forgotten by both critics and defenders of plato. Finally, We reformulate the underlying moral issue of the purported right not to be lied to, And its alternative in platonic political philosophy: paternalism
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.1983.tb01491.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 44,340
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Administrative Lies and Philosopher-Kings.David Simpson - 1996 - Philosophical Inquiry 18 (3-4):45-65.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Vulgar and a Philosophical Test for Justice in Plato’s Republic.Henry Teloh - 1975 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 13 (4):499-510.
Image and Reality in Plato'srepublic.D. Gallop - 1965 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 47 (1):113-131.
On the Image of the Soul as a Stream in Plato’s Republic.Martha Lee Osborne - 1976 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (3):359-363.
Plato.Nicholas D.and Thomas Brickhouse Smith - 2005 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-15

Total views
41 ( #207,621 of 2,271,599 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #825,223 of 2,271,599 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature