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ex·o·ter·ic

(ek'sō-ter'ik),
Of external origin; arising outside the organism.
[G. exōterikos, outer]

exoteric

[ek′səter′ik]
Etymology: Gk, exoterikos, external
lying outside an organism.

ex·o·ter·ic

(eks'ō-ter'ik)
Of external origin; arising outside the organism.
[G. exōterikos, outer]
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In summary: I propose to use Strauss's rediscovery of exotericism to establish an altruistic reading of Plato's Republic that mediates between his approach and the traditional reading where Socrates vindicates justice on the text's surface, which I will claim he deliberately does not.
Thanks to his mastery of pedagogical exotericism, Plato answers between the lines that any given philosophic reader's free choice to return to the Cave instantiates or rather imitates justice itself.
Despite his rediscovery of exotericism, (156) Strauss cannot even entertain this possibility because he is committed to the view that it is only the surface of the text that is edifying while the esoteric teaching necessarily consists of "basic truths which would not be pronounced in public by any decent man.
Unlike the guardians in the exoteric city to whom it will not even be permitted "not to wish to go back down," (186) the philosopher's choice for selfless altruism is completely free, and must be generated, thanks to Plato's pedagogical exotericism, entirely from within, albeit with the help of a midwife's son.
This tendency was already present in latent form in his most famous work, De l'unite transcendante des religions (`Of the Transcendent Unity of Religions'),(27) where Schuon rebelled against the `invading autocracy' of all exotericisms.