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Plato's Simile of the Beast
The beast is Plato's demonstration of the relationship between the Sophists and the voting public in a
democracy. The Beast is the voting public and the trainer who studies the beat is the sophist. By training the
animal the tamer can predict the beast's moods,…

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success. This supports Plato's view that the only way to form a Just society is to allow philosophers
to rule.


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