, Book Report/Review
...Plato’s Republic In his book The Republic, Plato pulls together many of the ideas of his mentor, Socrates, to present his idea of the realities of life and civilization. According to Plato, reality is not the world of material things that we can see in everyday life, but consists of something more abstract that can only be understood through intellectual thought. Although Socrates says that the path to the greatest good is in right action, Plato insists that it is instead in right thought (Strathern, 1996, p. 25). When one is full of right thought, the perfect form can be found within the human soul rather than the body...