• Plato 2 Called Sided King
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    Plato was born in Athens, about 427 BC, and died there about 347 BC In early life Plato saw war service and had political ambitions. However, he was never really sympathetic to the Athenian democracy and he could not join in its government. He was a follower of Socrates, whose disciple he became in 409 BC, and the execution of that philosopher by the democrats in 399 BC was a crushing blow. He left Athens, believing that until "kings were philosophers or philosophers were kings" things would nev...
  • Censorship Necessary Or Not
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    In Plato's Republic, he tries to develop a utopia for mankind. He utilizes conversation amongst people within in his book as a vehicle for larger and more serious topics to be discussed. One of the most important propositions made in these discussions is when Socrates and Glaucon are deliberating on the issue of censorship and its necessity in the beginning of "Book III." Plato leads me to believe that censorship is a necessary evil that must exist to protect the city as a whole. The question ar...
  • Plato And The Republic
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    Life Plato was born around the year 428 BCE into an established Athenian household with a history of political connections - including distant relations to both Solon and Pisistratus. Plato's parents were Ariston and Perictone, his older brothers were Adeimantus and Glaucon, and his younger sister was Pot one. In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life. But the Peloponnesian War, which began a couple of years before he was born and continued until well after h...
  • Humanly Senses Plato Buddha Reality
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    The issue of our mistrust and or trust in our humanly senses remains a building block for philosophies of many notorious philosophers. In the discussions "The Allegory of the Cave" written by Plato and "Meditation: The Path to Enlightenment" by Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha, both analyze the issue of our senses. Both philosophies are reasonably logical and realistic in their approach to the humanly senses and whether or not they should be trusted or mistrusted, however, they seem to contradict ...
  • The Truth Of Justice
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    The Truth of Justice Throughout the plight of man, there has always been an ongoing search for justice. Within this journey, exists the question, What is true justice In bringing together the topics of truth and justice, many conclusions can be drawn to answer the above question. In Platos Apology, he is able to defend his position and explain how truth and justice go hand in hand. From the beginning, Plato makes clear to the audience that what he has to say is truthful and just, I put my trust ...
  • Theories Of Justice Plato Society Good
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    In his philosophy Plato gives a prominent place to the idea of justice. Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The amateur meddlesome ness and excessive individualism became main targets of Plato's attack. This attack came in the form of the construction of an ideal society in which justice reigned supreme, since Plato believed justice to be the remedy for curing these evils and thus, a useful and necessary part of society. However, he had his own id...
  • Plato Early Dialogues
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    Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. After witnessing...
  • Transmigration Of The Soul Plato's Theory Of Human Knowledge
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    Plato contended that all true knowledge is recollection. He stated that we all have innate knowledge that tells us about the things we experience in our world. This knowledge, Plato believed, was gained when the soul resided in the invisible realm, the realm of The Forms and The Good. Plato's theory of The Forms argued that everything in the natural world is representative of the ideal of that form. For example, a table is representative of the ideal form Table. The form is the perfect ideal on ...
  • Plato Theory Of Form
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    Plato (circa 428-c. 347 BC) Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. His father, Ariston, was believed to have descended from the early kings of Athens. Perictione, his mother, was distantly related to the 6 th- century BC lawmaker Solon. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. As a young man Plato had political ambitions, but he became disillusioned by the political leadership in Athens. He eventuall...
  • Paradox Of The Republic
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    Paradoxes are ideas that seem to be in opposition to one another but are mutually needed to function. In Plato's Republic he discusses several paradoxes. While reading The Republic we can see which side of these paradoxes Plato favors. We find which side he feels should be stressed so that we may live in a reasonable and safe society and be better human beings. There are three categories in which these paradoxes have been divided into: ethical, metaphysical and political. Plato was a legendary ...
  • Plato On The Parthenon
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    The philosophical ideas of Plato that relate to the Parthenon include whether the structure is an element of the Visible World or the Intelligible World. In my opinion, Plato would view the Parthenon as an object in the Visible World. The Parthenon is a one of a kind monument that is tangible and exists in our real world. The Parthenon is an architectural project and deals with forms of science and mathematics. Plato's view of science and mathematics are categorized as forms in the Intelligible ...
  • The Idea Of Form
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    Chapter three The Idea of Form Introduction Plato-when philosophy came of age: we can also encounter the first philosophical system. Philosophical system- fundamental idea or theory that is worked out for all aspects of experience. Plato's Philosophy- reality, knowledge, ethics, art, religion, cosmetology etc. Plato and Socrates Plato- finest writer of ancient Greece. Develops the ideas of his teacher Socrates through portrayals of Socrates' discussions Plato gradually introduced his own ideas i...
  • Ideal Society Plato Utopia Perfect
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    Plato's Republic and Thomas More's Utopia have a relationship in that they both share an idea. These books both have the concept of an ideal society, although they do this for distinct reasons and they attain contrasted types of perfection. More describes Utopia as "the most civilized nation in the world." Plato is searching for the perfect soul and justice. These two writers base their ideal states on a belief that humans are capable of personal and, when acting collectively, social improvement...
  • Plato's Five Dialogues And Descartes Six Meditations
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    One of the odd yet interesting ideas that philosopher's demand be debated is that of the true nature of the human being. Even though probably each philosopher has his own unique perception of the true nature of the human being, philosophers tend to share some of the same basic attributes in their definition. After reading Plato's five dialogues and Descartes six meditations, I am lead to believe that both philosophers commonly share the idea that the human being is able to exist without the phys...
  • Plato Periods Of Composition
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    Plato Plato was born about 429 BC. He came of an Athenian family that was aristocratic on both sides. His father, Ariston, was believed to have descended from the early kings of Athens. Perictione, his mother, was distantly related to the 6 th- century BC lawmaker Solon. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. It is said that his original name was Aristo cles, be we are told that his wrestling instructor named hi...
  • Plato's Form Divided Line
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    Plato's theory of knowledge and form are expressed with three approaches: his allegory of The Cave, his metaphor of the Divided Line and his doctrine The Forms. Each theory is interconnected; one could not be without the other. In The Cave, Plato describes a vision of shackled prisoners seated in a dark cave facing the wall. Chained also by their necks, the prisoners can only look forward and see only shadows. These shadows are produced by men, with shapes of objects or men, walking in front of...
  • Unjust Person Plato Forms Soul
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    Plato then projects this three part division onto the human soul. We all have a rational, wise part, a spirited, honor- loving part, and an appetitive, base part (desiring money, food, sex, etc. ) The soul is just when, just like the city, the rational part rules over the other two and each part of the soul does its own job. Plato then argues that the just person is happier than the unjust person for this reason, that the just person's soul is in order, whereas the unjust person's soul is in dec...
  • Theory Of Idea God Plato Ideas
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    Aristoltes Refutation Of Plato's Theory Of IdeasAristoltes Refutation Of Plato's Theory Of Ideas ARISTOTLE'S REFUTATION OF PLATO'S THEORY OF IDEAS ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory i...
  • Aristotle Aristotles Refutation Assumes That God
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    ARISTOTLE'S REFUTATION OF PLATO'S THEORY OF IDEAS Aristotle refutes Plato's Theory of Ideas on three basic grounds: that the existence of Ideas contradicts itself by denying the possibility of negations; that his illustrations of Ideas are merely empty metaphors; and that they theory uses impermanent abstractions to create examples of perception. Though the theory is meant to establish concrete standards for the knowledge of reality, Aristotle considers it fraught with inconsistencies and believ...
  • Plato Ideal Society Platosplatos
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    Plato's Ideal Society To fully understand the social and political thoughts of Plato, it is best to refer to The Republic, which was written by Plato. The book spells out the goal of society as well as a blueprint to follow to obtain this goal. In this book Plato describes a perfect society; one where everyone lives harmoniously and without the fear of violence or material possession. To understand this utopian community we must look at several areas of it separately. The first we will examine i...