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    In the Republic, Plato introduces many of his viewpoints and ideals through arguments. Some examples of what he introduces are what defines a city, principles of specialization, the tripartite soul and the sun, the line and the cave. In this paper, we are going to focus on the tripartite soul argument and the nature of justice. The tripartite soul argument states that a human soul is divided into three distinct parts that all want to achieve different goals. The soul, according to Plato, is…

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    Socrates Soul Analysis

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    believes that there are three components to the soul. This argument ultimately leads to appetites. A lot of the time the soul wants something, but still decides to push it away, or reject it. Socrates then goes on to say the easiest example is hunger and thirst. People have an appetite for certain types of drinks, whether that is temperature, types of drink, or however much drink is in the cup. Ultimately, appetite is strictly what our body…

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    can see the same three parts in a political decision" (Korsgaard 105). Plato believes that reason is used so people can be well-functioning agents. He says that when people have decisions to make, reason has to come in and choose which desire or appetite is best to act on. Then, the spirit of a person has to commit to the desire reason has picked, and follow through the action.…

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    passions can be tamed by the virtues. St. Thomas believed that there are 11 passions. These are split into two groups which he called the concupisible and irascible appetites. The concupisible appetite deals with the passions of love and hatred, desire and aversion and joy and sadness. The irascible appetite deals with the passions of hope and despair fear and daring and anger which is the only passion to not have an opposite. The concupiscible passions deal with the absolute good.…

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    are distinctly different: In Protagoras, Socrates argues that akrasia is impossible, as a man making a bad choice stems from ignorance rather than weakness, while Republic IV presented a different conception, in which our appetites can lead us to make bad decisions if these appetites are not ruled by reason and spirit, implying that we can, in fact, be overcome by pleasure, and thus be akratic I find this idea to be more compelling, as I believe it appeals more to actual human behavior, and the…

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    the part of ambition and anger. Appetite on the other hand is concerned by desires such as money, sex, food and everything else. Plato supports his claim of the tripartite soul by explaining that sometimes individuals find themselves in conflict with two desires. For example, one can find himself thirsty and at the same time not drink (Bloom 118). This example shows the existence of two distinct part of the soul. The reason that stop us from drinking and the appetite that only goal is to quench…

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    Bullying-Related Suicide

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    school,and it is most likely to have existed as long as school have(bullying). Bullying is one of the big problems that children as well as teenagers are facing at school that can cause kids to have a, loss of appetite depression, and suicide. Although students may also lose their appetite if they are simply…

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    Desire and appetite “Desire is the appetitive seeking of sweet pleasure” states Aristotle. It differs from wish and rational thinking. Desire and reason are contrary to each other. It has also been said that desire pushes a person towards quick satisfaction of the present moment, without thinking about the consequences. As opposed to wish, desire carries a biological connotation. It becomes obvious when Aristotle states that “Hunger and thirst are also desires, hunger for dry and hot,…

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    Risk Tolerance Essay

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    QUESTION 2 Question 2 (a) (10 Marks) Explain the concepts of risk appetite and risk tolerance with examples. Answer Risk appetite and tolerance are commonly set-up by SPEND Ltd board and executive management, and they connected with the SPEND company’s strategy. Cited by Blunden and Thirlwell (2010:62) that risk appetite is the “amount and type of risk that an organisation is willing to take to achieve its strategic objectives [over a specified time horizon at a given level of confidence])”.…

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    Marijuana Health Benefits

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    Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, have you wondered about the benefits of medical marijuana for treating your condition? Many people, both patients and doctors alike, are lauding marijuana health benefits for chronic pain patients like yourself. You may be a bit skeptical. There are other treatments, many of which have been around longer and may be more effective. If you’re still not convinced medical cannabis is worth the hype, try these five health benefits on for size. 1. It’s Less…

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