January 10th, 2018
History of critical thinking
However, let us freely admit that if drama and poetry written for pleasure can prove to us that they have a place in a well-run society, we will gladly admit them” (Plato, Republic 607c). Would it be possible to persuade Plato that literature and art can satisfy his rational and moral criteria, and be admitted into his ideal city? Answer with reference to specific works of art and literature.