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Use the four-step methodology of understanding, analysis, evaluation and application. You may also want to try to do the step called synthesis, by coming up with your own new paradigm for these concepts...


Having expelled from the Republic "the poetry that aims at pleasure and imitation," Socrates provides for the ban's possible repeal, saying "we'll allow its defenders to speak in prose on its behalf and show that it is beneficial both to constitutions and to human life" (607d). Why does Socrates expel poetry? What kind of defense could make him change his mind? Does Aristotle's... read more

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