Essay on Plato, Confucius, And Zeno Of Citium

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“The investigation of the truth is in one way hard, in another easy. An indication of this is found in the fact that no one is able to attain the truth adequately, while, on the other hand, no one fails entirely, but everyone says something true about the nature of all things, and while individually they contribute little or nothing to the truth, by the union of all a considerable amount is amassed.” Aristotle Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that is responsible for the study of existence. The study of metaphysics is of the utmost importance as it is the foundation of philosophy as we know it. Metaphysics helps to explain why, why the world, why reality, and why perception is as we as humans see it, the first causes of things. I will briefly explain the viewpoints of Plato, Confucius, and Zeno of Citium (Zeno). Plato was a Greek philosopher from 428 B.C. that learned under the great Socrates. He thought Aristotle at his academy in Athens. Plato expressed his philosophical views, in a time when such a thing was shunned upon by many. He strongly opposed the belief that a material world existed. Allegory of the Cave, and Theory of Forms were a two of his most influential pieces of work that express his philosophical point of view. The Allegory of the Cave is Plato’s representation that there is not a materialistic world. A brief overview of the story is that Plato, and two others had been trapped inside of a cave with only a light, and shadows, and the three…

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