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The aim of this study is to analyze the concept on dikaiosune in Plato's Republic with its main aspects. Republic as an overarching philosophical work will be reviewed as a whole and the overall scheme will be taken into account. There will be an emphasis on the ethical point of view rather than a political standpoint. The main interest of the thesis is what dikaiosune is and its relationship with goodness and eudaimonia which are terms sometimes used interchangeably. Still, the intervowen concepts of virtue, happiness, fulfillment, desire and unity will be taken into consideration as also for Plato these are perpetually connected. Various commentators of the Republic, their views and arguments will also be examined and analyzed within this study.


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Citation Formats
E. Şentuna, “A study on dikaosune and eudaimonia in Plato’s Republic,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.