Abstract: (5 pp). When we ask ourselves how Plato arrives at any decision it is easiest to understand that philosopher will lead us across the stream of our own lack of knowledge, stepping from one stone of definition to the next. Thus when we reach the "other side," or have picked up the knowledge, that we were seeking, we will wonder why we were ever distressed about crossing the stream, in the first place. This approach is used to lead us to understand that the qualities of the virtues of wisdom, courage, temperance and justice exist within the city and within ourselves.
Subcatagory: Greek & Roman Literature