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    Does Meursault’s catharsis affect his own existentialist behavior? Meursault’s catharsis affects people such as the chaplain who was attack by Meursault in which eventually led to his own existentialist behavior. Meursault relief opens himself to “the gentle indifference of the world” (Camus 122). His lack of emotions towards caring indicates that he is different than the rest of the world. Through Meursault release of anger towards the chaplain, he demonstrates his hatred towards death,…

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    CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES THROUGH PLATO “Understand, then, that as we said, there are these two things, one sovereign of the intelligible kind and place, the other of the visible…. In any case, you have two kinds of things, visible and intelligible.” - Plato (Republic, 509d: page 183) In his allegory of the ‘line’ and “cave Plato defines various types of knowledge and how each is acquired. Per the allegory of the ‘line’ his forms of knowledge are broken into two major categories, each with two…

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    "Traditional utilitarianism is a target reason for making esteem judgments… which decide the best social strategy and social enactment" (Velasquez, 2012, pg. 78, para. 6). Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Plant are viewed as the originators of conventional utilitarianism. They needed to look for a target reason for the ethically best game-plan. Their utilitarian rule holds that an activity is just moral right if the entirety of utilities delivered by that activity exceeds the aggregate utilities…

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    where their happiness lies, another is it doesn't give us all of our obligations and the lastly, it is concerned more with experiencing then with justice. The needs of happiness ought weigh the needs of the all for a few that aren’t happy. This philosophy goes against the a moral theory. It brings you back to the case of is it morally permissible to break a promise if it determines one’s…

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    What is the best way to live an ethical life? Morals differ from culture to culture and people have their own ideas of how to live an ethical lifestyle. Plato was a philosopher who challenged Athenians to change their virtue and improve their soul. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist Minister who challenged the laws the government put in place in the United States. They both changed the ethical lifestyle they were living in, but they both saw a different viewpoint of what was good, justice, and…

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    Nagel raises captivating inquiries in his book, "What does everything mean?" Do we live in reality? Is this present reality just as genuine as we see it to be? What is the significance of life? In the first place, we will investigate our view of the 'genuine' world and attempt to answer if that world is genuinely there or in our brains. Besides, suppose the world is genuine what's more, every other person in it, when we think about the subject of the psyche and the cerebrum; did we have that…

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    Plato’s Republic deals with three central images, the sun, the line, and the cave. Through these images, Socrates explains to his student Glaucon the difference between sensory things and true thoughts and forms. Plato uses his allegory of the cave to assert that the masses are living in ignorant bliss and that it is the job of the philosopher, no matter the consequences, to spread enlightenment. In order to understand this, to first understand Plato’s other ideas from the Republic, those of the…

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    Marcus Aurelius Stoic

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    What it Takes to be a Stoic (An analysis of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and the three lines that best represent how Aurelius is a Stoic) Often, the philosopher Marcus Aurelius is referred to as a stoic, or a person who believes in stoicism. Although there are many arguments of what it actually means to be a stoic, or even more basic than that, what stoicism means, it is safe to say that there are three main principles of stoicism. Those who are stoic will often believe concepts such as…

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    “The Allegory of The Cave” can be easily related to Plato's Theory of Forms, and both can be used to decipher the possibility of true human knowledge. The “Doctrine of 2 of 9 Forms” is one of Plato’s famous theories, which states that the physical world is not the real world and there is an ultimate world that exists beyond it (Macintosh). Plato says that there are two types of realms: the realm of corporeal things in the physical world and the realm of forms. First, the realm of corporeal…

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    It is human nature to be terrified of the unknown. Plato has conflicting views when regarding the existence of certainty and doubt in society. In Plato's The Allegory of the Cave, the cave may represent this superficial reality, everything that the prisoners have knowledge of has been conceived from mere illusions created by shadows. Because the prisoners had no sort of contact with the outside world they have become certain that the shadows were real. In Plato's Euthyphro, Socrates has been…

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