Marriage, age and temperance in Plato’s Republic?

What Plato says about marriage?

Instead, the members in the guardian class share women along with their children, and marriage does not include living together. Plato proposes, “That all these woman are to belong in common to all the men, none are to live privately with any man” (457c-d).

What are the 3 classes in Plato’s Republic?

Plato lists three classes in his ideal society.

  • Producers or Workers: The laborers who make the goods and services in society.
  • Auxiliaries: Soldiers.
  • Guardians/Soldiers: Those who keep order in the society and protect it from invaders. From them is chosen the Philosopher King/Queen.

What is Plato’s thesis in the Republic?

Plato took after his teacher Socrates who was also a philosopher. In the Republic, Plato focuses on justice and its application in the societal institutions. He further goes to describe his ideal society with justice being the main theme of the book.

What according to Plato is the true lover of knowledge always striving after?

A philosopher loves truth more than anything else (“philosopher” means “lover of truth or wisdom”); his entire soul strives after truth.

Why did Plato not marry?

The vast majority of men were heterosexual. The elite had a high rate of homosexuality. Plato was very elitist. This may be hard to hear for many people but the ideal form of love in Greek society was man-boy love, not man-woman love.

What is the purpose of marriage?

Marriage is the beginning—the beginning of the family—and is a life-long commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual and emotional union. This union mirrors the one between God and His Church.

What is the main points of Plato’s Republic?

In The Republic’s ten books, Socrates and others create an imaginary just city where virtues like moderation, courage, wisdom, and justice are supreme and held by a philosopher king who is also just. Unfortunately, unjust qualities like tyranny will always be present because they are always present in mankind.

What are the 3 parts to the state in Plato’s ideal society?

In Plato’s ideal state there are three major classes, corresponding to the three parts of the soul. The guardians, who are philosophers, govern the city; the auxiliaries are soldiers who defend it; and the lowest class comprises the producers (farmers, artisans, etc).

What is the central question of Plato’s Republic?

He does this to address the second and driving question of the dialogue: “is the just person happier than the unjust person?” or “what is the relation of justice to happiness?” Given the two central questions of the discussion, Plato’s philosophical concerns in the dialogue are ethical and political.

What Socrates said about marriage?

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

What does Plato say about love?

Plato believed that love is the motivation that leads one to try to know and contemplate beauty in itself. This happens through a gradual process that begins with an appreciation of the appearance of physical beauty and then moves on to an appreciation of spiritual beauty.

Did Socrates say by all means marry?

Socrates is often credited with the quote, “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.”

Why did Socrates marry his wife?

Socrates married his wife because she had some spirit about her, not necessarily because he loved her. However, Socrates does admit to loving another person: a man, if you really must know. Alcibiades, the young and handsome military commander was Socrates’ true love, other than philosophy of course.

Who was Plato’s wife?

Plato did not have children, and it is assumed based on textual evidence that he never married. He did have a number of siblings, however: three brothers, Glaucon, Antiphon, and Adeimantus of Collytus, and one sister, Potone.