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  • Platonic Concept Of The Body Analysis

    In her article ‘Woman as Body: Ancient and Contemporary Views’, Elisabeth V. Spelman analyzed the implications of the mind-body dualism pointing out that associations of mind with masculinity and body with femininity are prevalent in Plato’s philosophy. Furthermore, she accuses Plato for contradicting himself while depicting images of women based on this dualism. I would like to show that her attempt to portrayed Plato as misogynist is inaccurate. In doing so I am drawing on a selection of…

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  • Comparing Identity In Juana And Lope's Poetry

    Juana is far from the ideal woman but Lope playfully writes that he finds her attractive even if she has some ugly parts to her. Lope parodies the Petrarchan ideal by crafting his poetry from a desire for an unideal lady. Unlike Garcilaso’s lady, Juana is given a name, however her common Spanish name, added to the fact that she is a washerwoman, seeks to parody the convention further and here ‘idealized female beauty is subverted through the glorification of a more commonplace feminine object.’…

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  • Pheddo: The Affinity Argument In The Phaedo

    [Step 1] In the Phaedo, Socrates makes an argument that the soul must be immortal (78b-84b). This argument is referred to as the Affinity Argument. It begins at 78b in the Phaedo, when Socrates asks to which class of things the soul belongs. What Socrates means by the “soul” is the self; the mind (Phaedo 65c & 66e). What Socrates means by “class” is class of existence. This is best illustrated in another of Plato’s accounts of Socrates, The Republic, where his standard of measurement of…

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  • The Gap Between Knowledge And Development Of Noam Chomsky And Leonard Bloomfield

    abstraction that are innate. Here is what Chomsky referred as Plato's Problem, demonstrating the gap between knowledge and experience. Plato's Problem is originated on illiterate boy could understand geometric principles, is most clearly illustrated in the Meno dialogue, in which Socrates demonstrated that only by the recollection of facts the boy…

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  • Theory Of Knowledge In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    This is shown in the Meno where Meno’s slave boy was shown to have the knowledge to solve geometrical problems and simply needed guidance through dialectic to answer correctly. The Allegory of the Cave shows that the prisoners have knowledge of what objects are from being able…

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  • King Socrates

    interlocutor test the rational adequacy of the answer.” This can be seen in his dialogue with Menon about the definition of virtue, more specifically in the passage where Socrates uses the figures metaphor to make Menon understand the value of virtue (Meno 27). He firmly believed that knowledge was all and ignorance was nothing, which is why the rulers of Ancient Greece should have been philosopher-kings (Republic V 318). To Socrates’ most widely known legacy to the world of philosophy was the…

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  • The Spirit Of Liberty And The Freedom Of Freedom

    and not fear a corrupt government put a stop to my opinions or choices. As much as I love my country, I do admit its faults and realize my life here is one I cherish and never take for granted. In the words of my father, “En el Peru, tu vida vale menos,” which means, in Peru, your life is of less value. Ultimately, the spirit of liberty nowadays is very much different to that of revolutionary times and when this nation was first built. So many different people live here that have their own…

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  • Plato: The Tripartite Nature Of The Soul

    Plato covered a lot of philosophical ground during his life. To summarize all of his ideas would require an entire book. My goal with this section is to hit on Plato’s big ideas so that a beginning student can have a good grasp of what Plato was all about, see how his philosophy continues to influence Western culture today, and, hopefully, be inspired to dig deeper into his work. The Tripartite Nature of the Soul Because so much of Plato’s philosophy grows out of his view of the nature of the…

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  • Socrates: An Introduction To Plato's Analysis

    We can not be good, but we can perceive good. In the following of excellence we will all invariably miss the mark, because when dealing with “the good” the mark is infinitely small. After all “excellence” is ongoing, an approach to perfection. The question: Why should we be good? Is asking why take a shot at all. Why should we (in the broadest sense) be good (follow our own perceived path to excellence, God 's kingdom, prestige etc.) Because the efforts we make toward our own individual good…

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  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 during the Baroque era. He was a violinist, teacher and cleric and is today recognized as one of the greatest baroque composers of all time. Many of Vivaldi’s works were written for a female music ensemble at Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage where he worked at as a priest for 39 years of his life. Part of Vivaldi’s works included 12 sonatas that he wrote for violin and basso continuo. These works would have been performed by small…

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