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    In this paper, I’m going to first give a possible reason to why Judith Stark says combining platonism and Christianity is a daunting task. Then, I will give some examples from Augustine and Hildegard’s writing in which I notice the influence of Plato. The writings of plato that I have read so far teach me one thing. I notice in order to really understand the reading very well, I need to fade away any memory or prior knowledge I had before, either that is concerning my understanding of life, death or anything else. In those memory are Christian beliefs that I held and believe to be true. So, combining the ideas from Platonism and Christianity is/will be a “daunting task” like Judith Starks puts it. Although some Bible writers were influenced…

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    It seems feasible to believe that Stoicism and Platonism would have a more similar sense of duty rather than Buddhism since they are both Philosophical. But do they really? By analyzing The Dhammapada by Siddhartha Gautama, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and Euthyphro by Plato, it will be argued in this essay that Buddhism and Stoicism have a far greater aligned sense of duty than either has with Platonism. In this essay, There will be five sections, the first section refers to Buddhism as a…

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    Plato’s The Republic, is a complex work that discusses the nature of man, justice, the soul and a just society. The city of Athens was on the verge of ruin after Socrates trial and execution. Plato considers justice to be interconnected with goodness of an individual and a state, thus being the best way for survival. This paper will discuss justice and injustice as exemplified in Plato’s description of the fall of the state and the individual. The conversation begins with Glaucon and…

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    Compare and contrast Socrates ' attitude about philosophy (Apology and Allegory of the Cave Readings) with the Good Brahmin 's (Voltaire) attitude, conclude the essay by comparing both Socrates’ and the Good Brahmin’s attitudes to your own view on philosophy. With the three provided readings, Plato 's 'The Apology ', and his allegory of the cave, that features in his rather lengthy work 'The Republic ', along with Voltaire 's 'Story of the Good Brahmin ', I believe it would be a good idea to…

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    A theory written by Plato, ‘The Allegory of The Cave’ explains the concern of human perception. Plato differentiates between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. The material world is just partial pictures of true images. Relying on physical senses alone, makes you “effectively blind”, according to Socrates. The world we see is a reflection of what the world represents, not a very accurate representation. Plato claimed that, “Knowledge…

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    Plato’s forms were objective ideas of perfection of a concept. The forms are an essence of a concept, or a model for the individual, the ideal state. In the dialogue, the Phaedo Socrates is defending his theory of recollection through explaining notions of the forms. “For our argument applies not merely to the equal, but with the same force to the beautiful itself, the good itself, the just, the holy, in fact, as I have just said, to everything upon which we affix our seal and mark as being.”…

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    Music is more than just words coupled with harmony and instruments. Music, like most (arguably all) forms of art and media, tell stories. Stories are certainly important, for they convey, or better put, reflect, what it means to be human; the human experience, the hardships of life—joy, pain, suffering, the universal struggle, the why. Bluntly put, we don’t know much about why we’re here on this floating sphere of sea and land amidst the lonely, dark abyss that is the universe. Perhaps it's a…

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    In this essay I will describe Aristotle’s and Plato’s metaphysics and ethics, and show that Aristotle’s theory is superior. I will argue that Aristotle’s theory is more relatable to the layman. As such, if taught to the masses, will be better understood, and therefore more widely accepted and put into practice. I will also show that while it is a less challenging concept to grasp, it is not inferior for that reason. If the ultimate goal is to better the world, we have to start with what we have.…

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    Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: Analysis Plato’s Allegory of the Cave starts off as a conversation between Plato’s brother Glaucon and Plato’s mentor, Socrates. In the story, Socrates describes a group of people who have lived their lives chained in a cave, facing a blank wall. The group of people watch shadows that are projected onto the wall. Shadows that consist of objects passing through between the prisoners and a fire. Every day the people in the cave watch these shadows and have given…

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    Plato is one of the most important philosophers of Ancient Greece. His works have a big impact on modern society and its principles. The Republic is a work that has a part about the allegory of the cave. This allegory describes Plato’s view on ideas. The plot shows how it is important to see beyond the wall that is in the cave. Nowadays this allegory is not just an important part of philosophy but a work that has its interpretation in art. Plato’s Cave depicts illusive perception of the world.…

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