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  • Importance Of Lying

    Lying is Nobel only when it is not for selfish reasons; if it is for the betterment of someone else that is a true Nobel act; nobility establishes relationships, deception, and beauty. Lying is a false statement that is intended to deceive someone however all forms of deception are not lies. The information given to someone is untrue, it is intended for the other person to feel trusted when they are with them. A lie communicates some sort of information, now a lie can also have truth in it too, just the amount of it, is worth more for someone else. The idea of preserving someone’s integrity and lying is that deception can be helpful if it is used to help someone else. We are taught from a young age to not be selfish, and be honest but we are also told to not say anything that is not nice is this not lying to yourself. We all do the occasional white lie, whether it is telling a girlfriend she does not look fat in those jeans or just not giving enough information in the truth like telling your parents you are going out tonight. We tell white lies to not hurt someone’s feelings or to not make someone worried. Plato describes lies in two ways in The Republic; one type of lie is improper to tell, the other lie is accepted because it is told at the right time. For example when a government knows there might be a very bad snow storm coming, and they just say it will okay, bundle up but in reality it might not be. As humans we tell lies to ourselves all the time, when we are…

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  • Plato's Explanation Of The Middle Dialogues In The Meno, And Republic

    In the middle dialogues, particularly the Meno (86e4-87b2), Phaedo (99c5-d1; 99e5-100a7, 101d5-e1) and Republic (510c5-511e5), Plato develops (H). In this section, I shall elaborate on the main aspects of (H). It is worth to notice from the outset that Plato’s introduction of (H) does not entail that (E) stopped playing a substantive role in the middle dialogues. There is no single textual evidence supporting either that Plato disregarded (E) in the middle/later dialogues or that he opposed (E)…

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  • Plato The Cave Allegory Analysis

    In the text “the Cave Allegory” by Plato is about people who are confined Plato states, “ their legs and neck chained” in a cave facing one direction of a wall, with a fire as the only light and a roadway behind them. The confined people are only able to see the shadows of the objects which people are holding as they pass by on the roadway. Plato talks about the tiresome and challenging journey of how one achieves real truth not second hand truth, which the prisoners perceive is real. In this…

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  • The Allegory Of The Cave In The Republic By Plato

    In The Republic by Plato, the world is first introduced to the allegory of the cave. Since then, philosophic thought has been permeated by the idea that one must intentionally acknowledge biases in society and recognize that intelligence is not a natural state. Socrates allegory of the cave proves that a human being’s natural state is one of ignorance, and one must have the capacity for reason, adhere to the Form of Good, and question reality to achieve philosophical thought. Additionally, the…

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  • Plato's Meno: A Theory Of Recollection

    “We do not learn, and that what we call learning is only a process of recollection.” - Plato. As the earliest philosopher and a pivotal person from his classic era, Plato is often mistaken to be considered as merely reproducing Socratic rhetoric. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato is known to have laid the very foundations of Western philosophy and science. In Meno, one of the first Platonic dialogues, Plato offers his own unique philosophical theory,…

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  • Four Arguments In Plato's Phaedo

    Plato’s Phaedo is set in the city of Philius where a follower of Socrates, named Phaedo, meets Echecrates, a thinker. Echecrates was very interested in Socrates’s final hours before he died and Phaedo was the best person to tell the story since he was present on Socrates’s last day. In Phaedo, there are two separate degrees of narration: Phaedo is telling Echecrates the story of Socrates and Socrates’s final philosophical discussion prior to his death. The reason for Socrates’s death was that…

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  • Kierkegaard's Concept Of Irony

    No other thinker had such a great influence upon Kierkegaard as the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, not even Hegel, the German idealist who seems to have heavily influenced the Danish intellectual circles of the time as well as Kierkegaard himself. Kierkegaard envisaged his own task as a Socratic one; he took upon himself being the gadfly of Denmark, just as Socrates was the gadfly of Athens. It has been pointed out by George Pattison that Kierkegaard sought orientation in Socrates, and…

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  • Augustine For Armchair Theologians Summary

    In Augustine for Armchair Theologians, Stephen Cooper offers an insight into the life and work of Augustine of Hippo, primarily in a biographical context. It is highly concerned with Augustine’s own Confessions, which is itself highly autobiographical. The book starts with a brief introduction to how Augustine settled into his faith as a catholic, and then goes back and works through his life, from schooling to conversion. It presents some of the questions he asked along the way, and by telling…

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  • Platonism Vs Buddhism Essay

    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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  • The Apology And Allegory Of The Cave Analysis

    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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