Analyze the role of the philosopher in these two texts.

Both the Symposium and Plato’s Republic lay out a vision for the role of philosopher’s and philosophy in society.Analyze the role of the philosopher in these two texts.Do they overlap in any serious ways or are they distinctly different?Both texts locate the philosopher within a broader context.What are these contexts and how do they connect with philosophy in both contexts?


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