with the dominant part is made aware,
and all of it feels the pain as a whole, though it is a part that suffers,
and that is how we come to say that the man has a pain in his finger. And
for any other member of the man the same statement holds, alike for a part
that labors in pain or is eased by pleasure.” “The
same,” he said, “and, to return to your question, the
best governed state most nearly resembles such an organism.”
“That is the kind of a state,
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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