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Why This Book Matters:

The Republic delves into the ideas Socrates held on being “just” and “justice” by helping the reader understand the relevance of self and place.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. Socrates questioned the idea of justice.
    1. If Regardless of the definition presented before him, Socrates dissected the meaning of justice over and over again.
  2. The idea of justice cannot be seen without an idea of the person and their location.
    1. People are perfectly tailored to play a specific role within their society.
  3. Everyone and everywhere must be just, not pretend to be just.
    1. There is much difference between being and seeming.
  4. Knowledge allows people to be just.
    1. Having a well-functioning mind is one of the first pillars of practicing justice.
  5. A person and their place are linked at their souls.
    1. A person is a representation of their city and vice versa.

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