Plato

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  • The Values Of Plato In The Republic By Plato

    The Republic by Plato is not a commandment in which all societies to adhere to. Instead, it is a dialogue proposing an ideal state where there are rulers and those who are ruled. Inherently known, there must be virtues established as well as a hierarchy of people who are in this society. Throughout the Republic, Plato imposes on Socrates and uses him as a mouthpiece to deliver the ideas. Even to this day, the comments in the Republic as well as the philosophical ideals implemented in this dialogue, are unknown as to whether Socrates himself has said it, or Plato. In Book 4 of the Republic, Plato discusses what virtues are in this ideal state and how it relates to the individual. For the first time, Plato shows the resemblance between the individual…

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  • Comparing The Soul In Plato And Phaedrus By Plato

    recollection in the Meno, “one’s soul already possesses all possible knowledge, though it forgot it. It is possible to remember it, which is what learning consists in. Thus, one never learns anything new, but only remembers something he already knew, which is what learning consists in.”(Colombani, Lorenzo. "Plato's Theory of Recollection in Short." Plato's Theory of Recollection in Short.) Here it’s explained how Plato considered that the knowledge of concepts like virtue, can not be explained…

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  • Plato Forms

    Plato believes that forms are not visible therefore they do not exist in the material world that surrounds us. Plato’s “theory of forms” (Jones 124) states that the objects that surround us in the physical world are merely copies of the perfect forms in the ideal world. Plato believed that OUR world, the material world is constantly changing and we must rely on our senses to find out what’s going on. We are in a constant state of change. This is why Plato believed that the real world is outside…

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  • Plato Guardians

    auxiliaries and guardians. Guardians are chosen from the ranks of the auxiliaries (Plato, 2004, 101). The guardians’ education, upbringing, lifestyle, soul, diet, training etc. are all put into account when training to become a guardian. The guardians are brought up with meticulous planning, from their childhood they would to go through training to become philosophers who are noble in character, stay true…

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  • Plato: The Life Of Plato As A Greek Philosopher

    Plato (427-347 BC) a Greek philosopher was born in Athens. He is a philosopher, politicians, mathematicians, poet and reformers. He is one of the most creative and influential thinkers in political philosophy. He is one of the important disciples Socrates. Socrates never wrote down anything, books etc. It is Plato who wrote down the dialogue of Socrates. Plato was from Solon family (LAW GIVER) and he was born in aristocracy. The name of his father was Ariston. His mother Perictione, was a…

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  • Comparing Plato, Crito, And Euthyphro, By Plato

    we can rely on when we need them. For Socrates, this was his follower and beloved friend Plato. Plato was a student of the famous philosopher Socrates and if it was not for Plato we would not have any information on Socrates today since Socrates never wrote about his life. Plato wrote many dialogs about Socrates including “Apology”, “Crito”, and “Euthyphro”. We can look at these dialogs and not only realize what kind of person Socrates was, but also how Plato looked up to Socrates. We can…

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  • Plato Analysis

    In Plato’s Republic we encounter both of these ideas. In order to build this perfect city, Plato incorporated these outstanding individuals called “Guardians” who are chosen and educated exclusively to be spiritually, physically and virtuously balanced to lead this ideal city. The selection and training process of “guardians” is somewhat similar to how are leaders are chosen today. For example, the majority of our leaders today come from privileged backgrounds and/or well connect families from…

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  • Plato Cave

    The main thesis of Plato’s Theory of Forms, or Theory of Ideas is that objects can be seen but not thought over, ideas, on the contrary, can be thought over but not seen (Plato 314). To explain this theory, the philosopher used a short story known as the Analogy of the Cave. For Plato, cave is a sensual world where people live as prisoners, believing that they get to know true reality through the senses. However, such a life is merely an illusion whereas only vague shadows reach them from the…

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  • Plato Power

    something that sounds very appealing in nature. Especially when the idea revolves around giving power only to those that are willing to be open minded and pursue justice. However, there are problems that co-exist with this idea primarily because there is no division between power. This in return creates only one central power that can’t be properly challenged by the people, which indirectly oppresses them. That is why I completely disagree with this method of ruling and for that reason I also…

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  • Aristotle Vs Plato

    moral rules, virtues, and the good life. Ethics can also be defined as someone’s status, meaning and justification of who they are. Plato and Aristotle were two great thinkers and philosophers that differed in the explanation of their philosophical concepts. Morality is the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. Plato and Aristotle differed on how morality is explained. Plato would define morality as a form related to the form of the good. Plato…

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