Socrates? strategy: Examine what justice is in a city then, by analogy, consider what it would be in an individual. (368e) So he begins to create ?a city in theory.? (369c) The necessities of a city include: Many people, because no one is self-sufficient, and each person is by nature capable of doing only one trade well. (370a, 374a) So the city will need craftsmen, merchants for trade, sailors, currency, retailers for the marketplace, wage-laborers, vegetarian diet. Is this all? No, that would be a healthy city, but unrealistic because people want luxuries.
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