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Ancient Greece

The contribution of Plato

The main theme within that of Plato’s Republic is the focus on the defence of justice.  Despite this he also includes a powerful philosophical defence of Education.  These are not always easy to interpret because of the complexities of the dialogue taking place. One of the key deliberations in the Republic is that which he relates to his ideal portrayal of society. He made a number of important observations on Educators and the Educational system. A great deal of this philosophy still having relevance today.