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  • Socrates Arguments Of Plato's Republic: Book One

    in support of his argument. First, he includes the idea that the just man is wise and good while the unjust is ignorant and bad. Then, he argues that injustice prevents internal order and effectiveness which is required to have a fully functioning soul. And finally, as good virtue leads to happiness and virtue is defined as excellence at one’s function, a just person is happier than an unjust one since he performs the soul’s function in the best way possible. After explaining these three key…

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  • Difference Between Monism And Dualism

    would likely go further than that and agree that the mind and the body, while separate, still communicate emotions in a very similar matter. Putting this into a context that contradicts monist thinking, without the soul, a body could not express anger. Similarly, without a body, a soul could not feel anger, meaning that emotions would not exist. However, because there is no way of doubting that emotions exist, the view of monism appears to be somewhat flawed. Meanwhile, dualism manages to…

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  • Socrates And Suicide Summary

    prepared to die because of his practice of philosophy which causes him to suppress bodily desires, therefore, ready to leave his body behind for the afterlife. He does not have a fear of death, but looks forward to it, because of its effects on the soul. Despite accepting death and even looking forward for its occurrence, Socrates explains why it would not be fitting to commit suicide…

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  • Separation Of The Mind From The Body By Raymond Smulyan

    Raymond Smulyan proposes a very interesting concept regarding a drug that would separate, the soul or mind from the body. In his hypothetical drug, he states that drug would annihilate the soul completely but that the body would function exactly the same before. Meaning, that the person would act like if they sill had a soul. People would not be able to tell that the mind was separated from the body, only if they were told about it. This, to various philosophers of the mind would bring to many…

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  • Cardinal Virtue In Plato's Republic

    the commonality between the state and soul which socrates points out we must maintain in both to achieve the object of discussion; justice. The question to raise is how do we know that these are the "virtues above all virtues" and that the particular combination of the first three virtues will allow for justice in the state and soul. Plato draws each of these virtues from the divisions of the soul when in a state of excellence. The divisions of the soul are; the mind, the spirit, and the…

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  • Self Regarding Conduct Analysis

    People should be given the right to absolute liberty when it come to self regarding conduct. This is one of the few freedoms that people have left. Almost Every other aspect of our lives is controlled in some way or another. Governments and other powers are trying to intervene and dictate what is allowable in self regarding conduct, but we as a people must rise up and protest. In this paper Self regarding liberty, and social domain will be defined. Then examples of self regarding liberty will be…

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  • Similarities Between Descartes And Plato

    the mind and body are already separated and mind more closely represents the soul. Fundamentally I believe these two would agree since both believe in a different source of knowledge although one predetermined and the other intellectual, the idea that there is something more than the senses is still shared. Also, the idea and want to separate from the body is also something very similar. Plato wants to separate the soul from the body since it is more of a restraint than anything else while…

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  • Aquinas's Argument On Happiness

    question on whether some good of the soul constitutes man’s happiness. The objections that he is arguing against is that happiness consists in goods of the soul, happiness is in some good of man himself, and happiness belongs to man, but does not belong to body as shown in a previous article and therefore, happiness consists in goods of the soul. Aquinas answers by saying that the thing we try to get and the use is not important if it is material. Since the soul is not ultimate happiness, it…

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  • The Last Judgement Poem Analysis

    The structure and rhyme-scheme in ‘The Last Judgement’ is changed according to which character is speaking, suggesting that the plays intends to make the audience identify and side with Jesus, God and the Good Souls against the Devils or Bad Souls, therefore ensuring that the audience are led to salvation. If we also visually analyse the two aforementioned verses, the Devil’s verse is far more visually unstable compared to Jesus’s structurally stable verse, which might influence…

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  • Crito And Socrates Death Punishment

    Throughout the Crito, the discussion on whether Socrates’ should accept his death penalty and stay in jail occurs. During the discussion between Crito and Socrates, Socrates presents moral arguments for why he believes that he should remain in Athens. In this paper I will be evaluating Socrates’ arguments for staying in prison and accepting his death sentence. Through doing this, I will be demonstrating how his argument is sound, while still considering possible weaknesses, and areas for…

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