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  • Socrates And Plato
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    Socrates and Plato: Significant Philosophers of Ancient Greece "The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living". This is the famous quote proclaimed by Socrates, a controversial philosopher of ancient Athens. He believed that anyone could lead a significant and meaningful existence by examining his or her own life and ideas very thoroughly. (Soccio) Socrates was wise in respect to the fact that he never accepted a "truth" that was told to him, without getting incontestable evidence to back it up. He ma...
  • Socrates States To The Jury
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    Plato. The Last Days of Socrates. London: Penguin Books Ltd., 1993 Imagine the time just after the death of Socrates. The people of Athens were filled with questions about the final judgment of this well-known, long-time citizen of Athens. Socrates was accused at the end of his life of impiety and corruption of youth. Rumors, prejudices, and questions flew about the town. Plato experienced this situation when Socrates, his teacher and friend, accepted the ruling of death from an Athenian court. ...
  • Wonderful Dialogues Of Socrates And Plato
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    Plato. By Plato was the best known of all the great Greek philosophers. Plato's original name was Aristo cles, but in his school days he was nicknamed Platon (meaning "broad") because of his broad shoulders. Born in Athens circa B.C. 427, Plato sought out political status. But during the Athenian democracy, he did not actively embrace it. Plato devoted his life to Socrates, and became his disciple in B.C. 409. Plato was outraged when Socrates was executed by the Athenian democrats in B.C. 399. H...
  • Socrates Into The Mysteries Of Male
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    Diotima, Socrates' great teacher from the Symposium, a work by Plato was one of the most influential women thinkers of all time, whether she was a real person or a literary fictional character. She related to Socrates the theory of love that he described to the party goers at Agathon's banquet, a celebration of Agathon's victory at the competition of Dionysius in Athens and of Eros. Before we search for the idea of why Diotima is a woman, we should first discuss a little about her. We know that,...
  • 399 Bc Socrates
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    Socrates Socrates, as known by Renault, was a beautiful creature. Not physically beautiful, but internally and fundamentally beautiful. It was he who said: When you assume the show of any virtue, you open a credit account, which one day you will have to meet or go broke (pp. 398). According to Renault, Socrates taught children free of charge. He often walked and talked with children and young men in the market. They discussed, or more accurately argued in a calm manner, various issues ranging fr...
  • Speech Socrates
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    Plato's Apology Socrates was a very simple man who did not have many material possessions and spoke in a plain, conversational manner. Acknowledging his own ignorance, he engaged in conversations with people claiming to be experts, usually in ethical matters. By asking simple questions, Socrates gradually revealed that these people were in fact very confused and did not actually know anything about the matters about which they claimed to be an expert. Socrates felt that the quest for wisdom and ...
  • Western Philosophy Through His Influence On Plato
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    Socrates was a Greek Philosopher, who profoundly affected Western philosophy through his influence on Plato. Born in Athens, the son of Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and Phaenarete, a midwife, he received the regular elementary education in literature, music, and gymnastics. Later he familiarized himself with the rhetoric and dialectics of the Sophists, the speculations of the loni an philosophers, and the general culture of Periclean Athens. Initially, Socrates followed the craft of his father; acc...
  • 399 Bc Plato
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    If Thales was the first of all the great Greek philosophers, Plato must remain the best known of all the Greeks. The original name of this Athenian aristocrat was Aristiclis, but in his school days he received the nickname 'Platon' (meaning 'broad') because of his broad shoulders. Plato was born in Athens, Greece to one of the oldest and most distinguished families in the city. He lived with his mother, Perictione, and his father, Ariston (Until Ariston died.) Born in an aristocratic and rich fa...
  • Socrates Definition Of Holiness
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    Socrates was a very simple man who did not have many material possessions and spoke in a plain, conversational manner. Socrates often engaged in conversations with people who claimed to be "experts". He would question them on issues that, if they were the "experts" they claimed to be they would have the correct answer in seconds. Socrates often made these "experts" look quite foolish when he would prove them wrong in front of many other citizens. Plato's Euthyphro is about one day when Socrates ...
  • Socrates On Trial In 399 B.C.
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    SOCRATES Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived between 470-399 B.C. He turned Greek attention toward questions of ethics and virtue and away from those of the heavenly bodies. Socrates spent much time in the Agora (marketplace) where he held conversations with townspeople. Socrates believed that real truth could be found out through thought and collaboration with others. He was known for exposing ignorance, hypocrisy, and conceit. Despite having many followers, Socrates was disliked by most...
  • Appearance And Reality Plato
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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...
  • Answers To Similar Question Socrates
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    Socrates Socrates was accused of many things in the Athens market. Socrates was accused of being a man who makes the worse argument into the stronger argument. A man who knows about the heavens and earth and therefore any one who believe this must not believe in the gods. Socrates was accused of being an atheist. Most of the people that followed him around his quest were inquisitive. Where as most adults would walk by Socrates with his "annoying question" the youth stopped to see what he had to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Socrates Students
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    Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher. His teachings, life and death have made him one of the most admired people in history. Although he wrote no books or developed a regular school of thought, his influence inspired others to. Socrates affected the entire course of Western thought. I believe Socrates to be one of the most important philosophers ever. Born in Athens, Socrates (470-399 BCE) was the son of a wealthy sculptor. There he received the regular elementary education in literature...
  • Aristotle Like Socrates
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    Phil or Sophie In philosophy, there are three main worldviews: Scientific Materialism, Spiritualism and Idealism / Realism/Rationalism. Scientific materialism is holds much in what we observe. What we hear, see, feel, taste, and smell, is what's real. It is totally physical. Spiritualism is the opposite of scientific materialism; it says that the physical is not always real and that there is a higher reality that transcends the physical. Idealism / Realism/Rationalism is a broad view that separa...
  • Plato
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    Plato's Life There is an ancient story (very likely a true one) that Plato was originally named Aristo cles, but acquired the nickname Plato ("broad" or "wide" in Greek) on account of his broad shoulders. Both of Plato's parents were from distinguished aristocratic families. Plato himself, because of family connections and expectations as well as personal interest, looked forward to a life of political leadership. Besides being born into an illustrious family, Plato was born into an illustrious ...
  • Plato's Philosophy
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    Plato's biography is mainly drawn from the work of other ancient writers and a few of Plato's own letters. He was born in Athens around 428 BC to an aristocratic family with a long and esteemed history of political leadership in the state. According to an anecdote of dubious veracity, Plato was originally named Aristo cles, but was quickly dubbed, "Platon", meaning "broad", by schoolmates impressed with his broad shoulders -- shoulders that would one day burden themselves with the foundational w...
  • Plato's Criticism Of The Rhetorical Method
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    method of rhetoric as a form of persuasion is the primary focus of Plato's written work. Plato uses the character of Socrates as the transmitter of the message that Plato wants to extend to his readers. "G In Plato's philosophical work entitled "Gorgias", the philosopher's criticism of the orgias" is a philosophical discourse in that I explore the truth and falsity of how effective and fraudulent the process of rhetoric can be in discovering the truth and living life righteously and in the prope...
  • Plato And Socrates
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    The most interesting and influential thinker of his time was Socrates; his commitment to careful reasoning affected all philosophy to certain degree. Socrates wanted genuine knowledge rather than simple victory over anyone he was speaking to. Socrates used logical thought processes to this purpose, in the pursuit of truth. Socrates' willingness to call everything into question and his determination to accept nothing less than an adequate account of the nature of things made him many friends and ...
  • Trial And Death Of Socrates
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    "The Apology" In "The Apology", by Plato, Plato discusses the trial and death of Socrates, a great philosopher. Throughout The Apology, Socrates stands up for what he believes in, and will not back down. Socrates says things the way they are and consistently does so. There are many important points made throughout that prove this, but one that stands out to me is that Socrates states that the only thing he knows is that he knows nothing. "I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us...

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