Socrates and the Mirage of the Just Republic

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates attempts to determine what justice is by refuting a number of incomplete definitions. He then contemplates how a perfectly just city would be constructed and how it would work in an attempt to further elucidate the nature of justice. But in doing so, Socrates makes a startling revelation: the concept of perfect justice is a myth that can’t be realized. Continue reading “Socrates and the Mirage of the Just Republic”