Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

A reader's group devoted to the discussion of meaningful books.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Republic - Book 8

Discussion questions for Week 8:

1. In your opinion, does Socrates correctly identify the primary strengths and weaknesses of the different forms of government?

2. Does Socrates think that people form governments depending on their various desires, or does he believe that governments shape citizens to conform to the needs of the State?

3. What kind of government would Socrates say has been adopted by modern Americans? Would he approve or disapprove of it?


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