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  • Plato Questions Meno's Self Knowledge Of Virtue
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    Scott Asbury Meno In the Meno, Plato justifies the possibility for one's mind to uncover knowledge. Knowing one can obtain knowledge motivates the mind to gain more knowledge. Plato explains the theory of recollection by first questioning what virtue is, then demonstrating the process through the questioning of a slave boy. Although a few weaknesses present themselves in Plato's argument, Plato presents a valid theory on how our minds can obtain knowledge. This paper focuses on exploring Plato's...
  • Plato's Theory Of Recollection
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    Plato has had a Theory of Recollection to explain our access of knowledge, that knowledge is from within, and not obtained through experience. The Theory of Recollection refers to the idea that recollection is like the soul, where it is maintained and never dying, therefore it constitutes the spiritual aspect of remembering. All the knowledge that one possesses is already within, one must stimulate themselves to bring this knowledge about. Knowledge can not be gained from experience, it is insid...
  • Paper On Gendered Reason Philosophical Thought
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    email: title: A Paper on Gendered Reason Philosophical thought has traditionally been the realm of the masculine; one in which men thought women were unable to comprehend. Canonical philosophers have perpetuated a theory that women are less than capable of pondering subjects of importance, those dealing with rationale and reasoning. These theories came from the great philosophical thinkers, Plato and Aristotle, Descartes and Rousseau, Kant and Hume, Locke and Hegel. Each of them had their own re...
  • Plato's Theory Of Individual Justice
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    Justice as a scale. Introduction Can Plato's theory of individual justice, after 2,500 years, still provide an explanation of what is going on in the minds of today's human beings? After an explanation of Plato's theory of individual justice, I will try in a second step to support its plausibility with a few examples; then I will state objections against his theory and further give counterarguments to prove Plato's theory to be consistent and plausible. The last part provides the conclusion. B. ...
  • Plato's Theory Of Education
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    Plato, an Athenian philosopher, was the first man to present a theory of education. He was a student of Socrates who influenced much of his work. He is best known for his work entitled The Republic. The main question he entertained regarded justice. Within that discussion of justice, he examines his theory of education. His elitist theory is a systematic one, which concludes that education is for the ruling class. He believed that education and justice are connected. Therefore, with out educatio...
  • Plato Back To Athens
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    In 428 B.C. Aristocles (later known as Plato) was born in Athens. He was born on the island of Aegina, which lies just twelve miles off shore from Athens in the Sardonic Gulf (Havelock 3). Aristocles was born into a great political family (Friedlander 14). His father being the descendant of Corus, the last king of Athens, and his mother was descendant from the great Athenian law maker Solon (Friedlander 15). Like most adolescent children his ambitions were far from anything his parents had ever ...
  • Plato's Theory Of Forms
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    Title 1: Preparing for the ultimate "trial"On their arrival the souls had to go straight before Lachesis. And an interpreter. took from the lap of Lachesis a number of lots and patterns of life and proclaimed: "This is the word of Lachesis maiden daughter of Necessity. Souls of a day, here you must begin another round of mortal life whose end is death " Then (he) set before them. different patterns of life, far more in number than the souls who were to choose them" Plato, The Republic, Part 11/B...
  • 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...

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