Prompt: Socrates claims that philosopher kings should rule the ideal city. Adeimantus explains that most people would say that philosophers are possibly the worst people to manage a city. The mediocre philosophers tend to become cranks and the best philosophers (people like Socrates) spend all their time on philosophy and have no time for politics (p. 180, 487c5-d5). Socrates spends most of Book VI and VII trying to prove that philosophers would make good rulers. Please answer the following questions: Why does Socrates think that philosophers need to rule the ideal city? (Hint: think back to the parts of the soulremember the importance of the rational part). How does Socrates use the ship analogy (p. 181-2, 488c-489a) to defend the idea of a philosopher king? How does the Allegory of the Cave connect to Socrates defense of the role of philosophers? Do you buy it? Assignment Instructions: The paper should be 3-4 pages in length. It should be written in 12 point and double spaced. For any citations, please use APA or MLA formatting. Please include a works cited page. You are not required to use any materials beyond The Republic. Source: Plato, ., Grube, G. M. A., & Reeve, C. D. C. (1992). Republic. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co.