In the Paltos Ideal state the there is no place for Poets & Poetry

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Date: August 24, 2004
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Poets in general conveys no practical or theoretical information. Plato viewed poetry and rhetoric with suspicion and banned poetry from his Utopian Republic because it gives no truth of its own, stirs up the emotions, and thereby blinds mankind to the real truth...
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He says that poetry is ignorant and dangerous to the soul, since it produces the wrong emotions, and interferes with the striving towards pure reason that is the proper conduct of the ?good' soul. For Plato, the experience of pity is directly pleasurable, and inappropriately so in the context of tragedy...
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