Pragmatic Critique of Plato’s Theory of Education

  • G Umezurike
Keywords: Education, Ideal State, Pragmatic, Rulership


Plato in his ideal state, propounded a theory of education which involves rigorous process and which he believed could help determine the class where each individual citizen could be grouped. This theory though very fantastic when examined theoretically, is not without some flaws. It is because of these flaws that some philosophers describe his theory as utopian. In this work, effort will be made to find out the workability of the theory, in other words, we will try to expose the flaws in it and at the same time appraise the workable aspect of the theory by considering the theory pragmatically.

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