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Theme: Plato's democracy

Task: Critically discuss Plato's criticism of democracy. (From a 200 level philosophy paper, 2000 words.)
About this excerpt:

Solid conclusion structure. This conclusion has a classic three-part structure. Unfortunately it is a little long for the length of the essay. The activity with this excerpt invites you to speculate on how this might be improved.

We note also that the student uses quite emotionally-charged language in this conclusion (and in places throughout the essay.) Do you think this enhances her message, or detracts from it?

What to do
  • First, use the buttons on the right to guide you through the lesson. Read the excerpt and look at the notes provided.
  • Complete the short activity.
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