In the republic, plato plays around with the argument that it is better to be just than unjust his vessel for showing this is through the forming of an “ideal” city. Lecture 24 - censorship overview she begins with two modern examples that illustrate plato’s view on state censorship.
Books ii and iii of the republic are notoriously difficult to teach it seems like it is mainly plato complaining about homer and hesiod, coupled with some very strict views on censorship in the ideal state. Censorship is the suppression of speech plato, is said to have advocated censorship in his essay on the republic, which opposed the existence of democracy.
Plato famously banishes the poets from his ideal city in book x of his republic yet in this banishment plato establishes the boundaries of reason, art and poetry — boundaries that have haunted western thinkers since antiquity.
Summary and analysis book ii: section iii this idea of the censorship of the arts is continued in book iii plato acknowledges that many of the.
The book exiling the poets: the production of censorship in plato's republic, ramona a naddaff is published by university of chicago press.
Plato wrote the remainder of the republic in an attempt one notable feature of this method of raising children is plato's demand for strict censorship of. Censorship is the subject of several dialogues in the republic, the major work of greek philosopher platohis stance is perhaps summarized in book ii of the republic by the phrase that literature may be either true or false, ie true stories and fictions, plato objects to the fictions as false.
Plato on censoring artists — a summary january 21 we are discussing plato’s the republic‘s overall argument for. Plato strongly advocates censorship of storytelling by mothers and nursemaids as the guardians' earliest instructors his first attack is waged on the poets. Plato on censoring artists — a summary january 21 we are discussing plato’s the republic‘s overall argument for censorship thus combines a particular.