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Critical Response to Plato's 'Republic'

Summary: This is a critical response on the effects of Plato's 'Republic' on Renaissance thinking. Argues that Plato's Republic was a necessary catalyst for the advancement of human knowledge through the idea of using inductive reasoning.
I believe Plato's Republic was a necessary catalyst for the advancement of human knowledge through the idea of using inductive reasoning. I feel it was important for scientific studies of the past to use inductive reasoning instead of deductive because it fuels the desire to learn or gain more knowledge through questions. Questioning the authority, whether it be the government, the Church, or numerous other topics is essential for creating a new way of thinking or any other change in how an individual or society acts.

The down side however to Plato's new epistemology is that it excludes the masses and portrays people who disagree with the "authority" as irrational, which in my opinion destroys the idea that all people are one and created equal. This establishment of hierarchy in my view has led to the decline of humanity and empathy while the progression of...

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