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  • Plato's Ideas Of Society
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    The Republic by Plato Throughout history, Plato has been conceived as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. His many theories have made us delve deep into our minds for new knowledge and understanding. He is looked up to by many all over the world in present day as well as in history. However, not even Plato is perfect. It is believed by many that there are faults with some aspects of his society. Many believe that his idea of a "utopian society" is far-fetched and unattainable. Although...
  • Plato's Beliefs
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    Classical Philosophy The golden age of Greece was an age of thinking, of knowledge, and of the arts. Some of the greatest minds of any time projected their ideas upon the masses. They were called philosophers. These were men whose minds developed some of the most abstract and revolutionary ideas of the time. Some of them were put to death for their ideas and their beliefs and became martyrs for their cause. During this age, three philosophers in particular stood out from the rest. Socrates Socra...
  • First Form Plato States
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    Plato was a philosopher and educator in ancient Greece. He was one of the most important thinkers and writers in the history of Western culture. Plato was born in Athens into a family that was one of the oldest and most distinguished in the city. His father Ariston died when Plato was only a child. The name Plato was a nickname meaning broad shoulders. Plato's real name was Aristo cles. Plato had aspirations of becoming a politician, however these hopes were destroyed when his friend Socrates wa...
  • Plato's Mind
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    Comments on Matthew Arnold's 'Philistinism in England and America' In his essay, 'Philistinism in England and America,' Matthew Arnold examines the ancient ideas of Plato in the context of a twentieth century, capitalist society. As he agrees with almost all of what Plato had to say, he also admits that he is outdated, and that some of his teachings cannot be applied to us, living in an industrial superpower such as the United States. Still, though, Arnold defends the ancient philosopher. Educat...
  • Plato's Ideas
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    Eric SchmechelJoshua Jacobs Intro to Philosophy We have chosen to write our essay on the ideas and reasoning (being vs. becoming) of Plato. (Essay #1) Virtue consists in the harmony of the human soul with the universe of ideas, which assure order, intelligence, and the pattern to a world in constant flux. The soul, on this view, has three parts, which correspond to three different kinds of interest, three kinds of virtues, and three kinds of personalities, depending on which part of the soul is ...
  • Plato's Perfect Society
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    It seems that all societies are always striving for perfection. From the beginning of time, people have always worked to be the best. Sometimes, wars had to be fought. Other times compromises had to be made. But in the end, it all came down to one concept. Every community, every city, every nation was looking for perfection. In his Republic, Plato feels that he knows how to reach this ultimate goal. He suggests a society with the best government where all people are happy and everything is equal...
  • Aristotle's Ideas On God
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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...

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