Materialism in Aristophanes’ The Clouds and Plato’s Republic Socrates denies that men are capable of philosophy in both Plato’s Republic and Aristophanes’ The Clouds (Neumann, 1969, p. 201). However, the Aristophanic and Platonic Socrates are seemingly contradicting on the subject of the character of philosophy, as evidenced in The Clouds, philosophy is basically sophistic and in the Republic it is a righteous enterprise (Neumann, 1969, p. 201). Taking place mostly at the home of Cephalus , the argument of the Republic is the examination and search of Justice, the disposition of which is first insinuated by Cephalus (Lindsay, n.d ., p. 7). In the Clouds, it is not the overwhelming ambitions of demagogic leaders but the fears of the...The end:
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