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  • Three Controversial Waves In Plato's, Republic

    Wave after Wave (A Discussion of the Three Controversial Waves in Plato’s, Republic) Influential and powerful thinkers nearly always bring radical concepts to discussion previously viewed as incomprehensible. Their ability to challenge the boundaries of the world around them in the aspiration to make a better world is what sets these great philosophers apart from the ordinary citizen. No exception to this concept is Socrates. In Plato’s dialogue, Republic V, Socrates brings forth some radical…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Plato's Symposium

    The Symposium is an ancient philosophical text written by Plato. This text depicts several characters giving their own extemporaneous speeches about Eros. However, the text primarily focuses on Agathon’s and Socrates’s speeches. Agathon suggests that Eros is a young, beautiful god, who has all cardinal virtues. However, Socrates completely disagrees with Agathon. Socrates criticizes Agathon’s speech and then provides his account that Eros is a need in reproduction of beauty, called the ladder of…

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  • Phaedo's Death In Socrates 'Phaedo'

    The Phaedo is a recalling of the last conversation Socrates had before his death, as heard by Phaedo. The dialogue begins when Phaedo meets with Echecrates and Echecrates wants to know if Phaedo knows anything about the details around Socrates death. We then find out a long time has passed since Socrates was sentenced. The reason there was a delay in his execution was that the Athenians don't carry out any executions during an annual voyage to Delos to visit Apollo's temple. It's then when asked…

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  • Piety In Euthyphro's Argument

    I believe Socrates have given the good arguments overall and have reasons to justify all his points, but I’m not completely agree with all his opinion, especially in the case which Euthyphro is accusing his father of murder someone. Socrates is a very wise and willing to explain and defending himself even with paying the price of him own life. What is piety? One of the argument from Euthyphro is that what is piety and impiety to the gods. One of the definition that article provides is that…

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  • The Trial And Death Of Socrates Analysis

    The Trial and Death of Socrates, translated by Benjamin Jowett, is a series of dialogues written by Plato that tell of the court hearing, indictments, and fate of one of the most renowned philosophers: Socrates. Although he is now recognized and praised as the founding figure of Western philosophy and an intellectual genius, he was tried and condemned to death for his practices. Socrates was best known for his unkempt appearance, moral integrity, probing questions, frugal lifestyle, and his use…

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  • Socrates Response To K2 Analysis

    objections Socrates raises to K2 are broken up into three sub-arguments (the puzzle, the wax block, the aviary), and the final “nail in the coffin” is the jury argument. For the sake of time, I will focus primarily on the final jury argument provided by Socrates, but not without first briefly summarizing the arguments of false judgment found in the different objections. For it is at the end of this passage where Socrates gives us the direct refutation of K2. The Puzzle, Wax Block, and Aviary…

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  • Interpretation Of Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    The allegory of the cave is meant to be a visual aid for Plato, through Socrates, to show how philosophers come to be from a common crowd, how they come to understand the forms, and how they should teach those who do not understand the forms and be the ones who rule over the city. A second way to view the allegory is as a description of how education begins even today. Plato starts off by comparing ignorance to living in a cave with limited knowledge, which makes sense when one thinks about how…

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  • Socrates Idea Of Justice In Plato's The Republic

    Early on in Republic, it is clear that Socrates cares deeply about the idea of justice. However, he and his company cannot seem to agree on a proper definition of the word. They do, however, agree on various examples of what is not just. One such example is Socrates’ statement that “human beings who have been harmed necessarily become more unjust.” However, this statement implies that the only way to be just is to do what is best for society as a whole, rather than accounting for each…

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  • Symbolism In The Matrix

    The symbols in “The Matrix” enhanced how the movie was to be perceived, often of the difference between reality and an illusion. The most striking part of the main characters within the Matrix is their sunglasses, which are worn by those in the Nebuchadnezzar and the “agents”. These sunglasses, which cover their eyes (a symbol of understanding), symbolize their state of sleep or ignorance. As the crew, who are asleep, wear the sunglasses to represent sleeping and being in the matrix, the agents…

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  • Did Socrates Deserve To Die

    I don’t think Socrates deserved to die and had I had a vote I would’ve voted for acquittal. The reason to this is as far as I can see his trial and conviction occurred because he was a person who spoke out against the majority. His opinions on life and values were similar to those of some members of Athens, but overall they were direct oppositions to the governments standings. Unfortunately, because some of the like-minded students of Socrates adapted his teachings to fit their plans the…

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