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"Then a just man won’t differ at all from a just city in respect to the form of justice; rather, he’ll be like the city." (Republic, 435 b. at 110).




429 BCE – 347 BCE

Plato is one of the most influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and provocative that in practically every age there have been philosophers who count themselves Platonists in some important respects.


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