Plato Socrates Ideal Society

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In Book V of the Republic, Socrates proposes two arguments that will lead to a more successful and ideal society. Socrates concluded that the two ways to change and further help society, is the recognition of the equality of women and the abolition of the family. Socrates proposes these two ideas hoping that it will better society. Socrates’ proposals help to prove his point of the connection between and ideal society and the natural division of labor. The discussion of equality of women and the abolition of families leads to the discussion between plato and blank about feminism in relations to Socrates’ ideas. In Book V, Socrates proposes two arguments that will help to create the ideal society. His first proposal is the equality of women.…show more content…
This meaning that there would be a tight relationship between the individual and the state. The abolition of the family would also allow for every individual to find the skill they are truly best at with out the influence of the skills of their parents. Proposal 2 Conclusion: In the ideal society, there should be an abolition of the family, in order to allow for every individual to find their place in the natural division of labor and for individuals to feel as though their whole society is one individual. Socrates explains the abolition of the family as the women belonging to all men, and children belonging to everyone. In this ideal society women would be seen as just used for breeding purposes. Socrates believes that the abolition of the family would get rid of nepotism within the…show more content…
In the first proposal, Socrates talks about the equality of women and how women can be equal by doing the same tasks as men, his example being that of the women as members of the guardian class. In his second proposal he talks about the abolition of the family and the idea that women would belong to all men not just one. Both of the proposals deal with the natural division of labor and every individual finding the skill meant for them. The equality of women allows women to pursue a skill they are naturally inclined to do even if it generally considered a male task. The abolition of the family allows for individuals to grow up finding what skills they are naturally good at without the influence of the skills their parents obtain.The natural division of labor that Socrates believes to be the key to an ideal society connects the equality of women and the abolition of family proposal. In the society which Socrates and Plato were writing and studying in the reason behind these proposals seem more valid then if they were in our society
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