Essay on Plato 's Theory Of Philosophy

714 Words Oct 13th, 2014 3 Pages
Plato is known as one of the most famous philosophers of all time. Being the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, he read and studied in the area of philosophy in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E in Greece. He was influenced by many other famous philosophers but Socrates has the biggest impact on his life. Plato is known for many works such as Republic where his work blended political philosophy, ethics, and metaphysics. Plato is also widely known for his theory of Form where he explains that the world that we live in is just the imitation of what the real world holds. The real world is all about being pure, eternal which is unchanging.
There are many problems to Plato’s theory. First there is the ethical problem which states that humans cannot be happy because our life is constantly changing so how do we attach ourselves to others or things when we know one day they will die or an object will be lost. For example, many people are scared of truly falling in love and finding a soul mate who they can share their lives with because they are afraid their lover will be taken away from this life or will eventually die. Another problem to Plato’s theory is the problem of Permanence and change. When we see the world though our five sense it is constantly changing. We don’t wake up every day and hear the same news being played over and over again or we don’t smell the same breakfast we made the day before. In contrast, the world that we perceive through our…

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