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Tables of Contents for An Engagement With Plato's Republic
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction
viii
 
A Note on Translation
x
 
1 Questions Asked
1
14
Shadow Boxing
1
3
Cleitophon's Suggestion
4
1
Who was Thrasymachus?
5
1
Thrasymachus' Position
6
3
Difficulties for this Interpretation
9
2
Three Further Arguments Against Thrasymachus
11
4
2 Morality as Mental Health
15
21
Dissatisfaction
15
1
Structure of the Republic
15
3
The Case Against Morality
18
4
Identification with Society
22
2
The Analogy between Individuals and Societies
24
5
Mental Metaphors
29
1
Facets of Personality
30
2
Threefold Classification
32
4
3 The Return of the Self
36
9
Alternatives
36
1
The Decline of the Constitution
36
3
Power and Glory
39
1
The Sovereignty of Wealth
40
1
Free for All
41
2
The Depths of Degradation
43
2
4 Knowledge and Opinion
45
13
Who are the ψ iota รณ σo φ o iota?
45
1
Knowledge and Necessity
45
2
Knowledge as Understanding
47
2
The Ontology of Knowledge
49
1
Between Knowledge and Ignorance
50
2
The Corruption of the Intelligentsia
52
2
In Defence of Opinion
54
1
Knowledge and Opinion: Reason and Faith
55
3
5 Theories of Forms
58
15
A Theory of Adjectives
58
3
A Theory of Nouns
61
2
The Third Man
63
3
The Logic of Nouns
66
1
Objects of Knowledge
67
1
Necessity
68
2
Conclusion
70
3
6 Plato's Theory of Argument
73
15
The Search for Absolute Cogency
73
2
Deduction
75
2
Plato's Philosophies of Mathematics
77
5
The Axiomatic Method
82
1
The Price of Postulating
83
3
The Search for First Principles
86
2
7 The Search for the Good
88
21
The Sun, Line and Cave
88
1
Difficulties with the Traditional Interpretation
89
3
The Traditional View Reconstructed
92
5
Plato's Use of Allegory
97
1
The Cave Interpreted
98
3
The Nature of Dialectic
101
3
An Architectural Analogy
104
3
The Rational Grounding of Morality
107
2
8 Morality and Happiness
109
8
The Challenge Met?
109
1
A Kantian Plato?
110
4
Is Plato's Argument Broken-backed?
114
3
9 Plato and Pluralism
117
14
The Different Faces of Democracy
117
1
Plato Against Athenian Democracy
117
2
Plato Against Egalitarianism
119
1
Pluralism
120
2
Diversity and Toleration
122
4
Rational Decision Between Forms of Life
126
2
Autonomy and Objectivity
128
3
10 Sex, Self and Power
131
13
Plato's Feminism
131
2
Emotional Involvement
133
1
Homosexuality
133
1
The Abolition of the Self
134
2
Dynasties and Power
136
2
The Real Origin of Sin
138
3
Modern Feminists and Plato
141
3
11 Plato and Education
144
10
Jowett's Ideal
144
1
Indoctrination and Censorship
145
3
Higher Education
148
4
The Transmission of Mores
152
2
12 The Quarrel with the Poets
154
13
Education and Drama
154
2
Copy of a Copy
156
2
The Appeal of Art
158
5
The Rationality of Literature
163
4
Envoi
167
1
Schematic Analyses of Text
168
4
Index
172