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  • Plato's Ideas On Censorship
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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". Plato leads me to believe that censorship is a necessary evil that must exist to protect the city as a whole. The question arises...
  • Analyses Of Socrates And Plato
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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...
  • 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...
  • Good And Noble Guardian Of The State
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    Weisner, Merry E. Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence - Volume I: To 1789. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Pp. 379 In a period of a growing but stale state of human history, surrounded by tyrant rulers and complacent citizens, Plato of the Hellenic age was one of the forerunners of philosophical reason. Following the footsteps of his mentor Socrates who was forced to drink poison for his ideas of philosophy, Plato would further his master's study to create a prevalent sy...
  • Plato's The Republic Men And Women
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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 A...
  • Reason And Madness In Poetry
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    In what sense and how far is the genius master of his madness For it goes without saying that to a certain degree he is master of it, since otherwise he would be actually a madman. For such observations, however, ingenuity in a high degree is requisite, and love; for to make observation upon a superior mind is very difficult. -Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. -Shakespeare, Hamlet Poetry is not inspiration. Poetry is neither reasonable, irrational, or a...
  • Clever In Music And The Nonmusical Person
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    Book I of Plato Republic sets the tone for the remainder of this piece of writing. It is in Book I that the reader is introduced to the method of argument and response that is so well documented in the remainder of Plato Republic. Thrasymachus, one of the antagonists in Plato Republic, makes his entrance in Book I, arguing with Socrates on many subjects, such as justice being the advantage of the "stronger", so to speak. Thrasymachus begins his reasoning about justice being, in actuality, the ad...
  • Determination Of Truth In Plato's Republic
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    Philosophy could be defined as the highest level of true clarity and understanding human thought can aspire to. It would thus seem strange to compare the ideal philosophical kingdom of Plato's Republic with George Orwell's 1984. Plato's writings form the cornerstone of Western philosophy, while Orwell's text tells of a totalitarian society where all free thought is stifled. However, the two men's versions of government, one utopian, the other horrific, spanning centuries of time, contain certain...
  • True Forms As Plato
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    THE REPORT: "The Good, the Bad and the Theory" (Assignment One) Table Of Contents INTRODUCTION: 3 THE THEORY: 4 THE GOOD: 9 THE BAD: 10 CONCLUSION: 11 REFERENCES: 14 INTRODUCTION: This essay shall illustrate the theories of Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, who had a great impact on education ideas for future generations. His theories shall be discussed, and then the negative and positive points of the theories shall be uncovered, and finally the position of my judgement, after considering a...
  • Men In Plato's Ideal Society
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    Plato's Republic Critics of The Republic, Plato's contribution to the history of political theory, have formed two distinct opinions on the reasoning behind the work. The first group believes that The Republic is truly a model for a political society, while the other strongly objects to that, stating it as being far too fantastic for any society to operate successfully by these suggested methods. In an exchange between Crito and Dionysius, this argument is first introduced, with Crito siding wit...

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