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  1. Glaucon's Question Ignored: Republic 519a-521b.James Butler - 2018 - AKROPOLIS: Journal of Hellenic Studies 2:46-66.
    At Republic 519a-521b, Socrates claims that each guardian must return from his/her contemplation to run Kallipolis. Quite reasonably, Glaucon objects that they would be making the guardian's life worse than it could be. This is sometimes referred to as “the happy philosopher problem”. But rather than answering Glaucon, Socrates admonishes him that their focus is instead on the role of the class of guardians and the happiness of the whole city. It turns out this admonition is the last in a (...)
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