Socrates And Plato: The Meaning Of Life

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We have always been trying to understand the universe and the concepts that dominate our daily life. This thirst for knowledge resulted in the development of such things as science, philosophy, and religion.
Western philosophy started in Greece and spread further to America and Australia. The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia which means “love of wisdom.” philosophy has many different fields, domains, and branches: Aesthetics, Epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, etc.
First things that usually come to our mind when we hear word philosophy are the question “what’s the meaning of life” Socrates, and Plato.
Socrates is considered to be the first philosopher. However, that
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Pythagoras himself claimed a semi-divine status in close association with superior god apollo. He believed that he was able to remember his previous incarnations. Pythagoreans believed in absolute beauty as well, which according to pythagoras was symmetry, and perfect ratio. He claimed that everything could be understood through studying continuous geometrical proportions. Even though predecessors were fairly important, Plato and socrates are the ones who everything truly started with. Plato begin to give rational answers to the questions that presessedors seemed to have raised and attempted to answer. Plato Invented concept of objective idealism, meaning that world of ideas and thoughts is superior to material world. Material world is made by mind formed from chaos, mind has a power to bring everything in place. Power to create. After plato and Hellenistic era came what we call the medieval or the middle ages form the fall of roman empire 4th and 5th centuries AD to renaissance of 15th century. During this stage Philosophy started to merge and come together with religion. Many did it to make religion more appealing to the people. I think the reason behind it working so well was the similarity between the two. What religion and philosophy have incommon is the fact that they both exist in order to help people understand meaning and purpose of life. Throughout this period the major philosophical …show more content…
When it comes to truth I tend to be more of a relativist, perspective list or pluralist. I don’t believe that there is such thing absolute truth. Everyone has their own truth which in most cases can’t be applied exactly to others. As people are all different, there are different situations and different experiences that make up our lives. What is true for me mightn’t be true for someone else, because we have different perceptions. What makes different perceptions are different experiences that influence our way of thinking and our pattern of behaviour. if something happens here are always two sides to the same story. None of them however know the whole truth, in other words none of them is True. each story has only a small part of truth in it based on the perception of the involved party. if you listen to the stories without knowing that they are about the same even you might think that it’s 2 completely different events. Even when taking pictures two people can take the picture of the same object making it seem completely different. Because we all have different perceptions. Therefore we have different perceptions of truth and morality, that’s the reason why defining it specifically is impossible. Yes you can say that truth is facts and reality, but then if you go in depth about what is reality that’s where all the different realities or different perceptions about reality come in. in some cases it’s

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