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In Books II and III of The Republic Socrates sets the stage for aview of education for the warriors in the culture asserting a need for thestudy of different disciplines including art and athletics Though thisprovides a sense of Platos perspective on education his outlining ofeducational premises in Book VII including his view of rational thougheducation and the responsibilities of both the student and the teacher inhis Allegory of the Cave defines a call for a curriculum in education basedon the directives and significance of the student and can be asserted asthe foundations of modern liberal arts educational philosophies In order to understand the different views on education provided by Platoit is first necessary to consider the messages provided in Book II Book IIIand Book VII Plato initiates his discourse on education through thedialogue of Glaucon Adeimantus and Socrates and their perspective onthe appropriate education of the guardians of any polis The warriorssoldiers or guardians of a city are a separate class of people anddistinguished by their knowledge and deduction to the central elements ofsociety Because of their distinctions and their need to understandwisdom and make appropriate and educated choices the education ofthe guardians is a necessary component in defining self-protection It isSocrates and therefore Platos assertion that there is a need to educatethe guardians in musical and physical areas and to promote a correlationbetween participation as a warrior and educational prowess In otherwords it was Socrates contention that it was not enough to simply educatea guardian in warfare but instead their role necessitates an understandingof other premises including history song art philosophy and even It is also Platos assertion in the last segment of Book II that one ofthe failings of society is the fact that myths of valor and feats of strengthclearly impact the conduct of guardians and that there is a need todemonstrate that the warriors are not simply blood-thirsty war-mongers butinstead have the capacity for rational thought and for the development
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