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  • Justice Of The Human Soul
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    Is the Lie Just People are always talking about the white lie and how this kind of lying doesn't hurt other people. Other people feel that any lie is one that should not be made. No matter what individuals have to say about lies, Socrates feels that it is necessary to create a noble lie so that his vision of the just state, or kallipolis, can be created. The Myth of the Metals, Socrates myth, in no way contradicts his definition of justice in The Republic. The so-called noble lie that Socrates p...
  • Socratic Philosophy
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    Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question 'What is the b...
  • Socrates Decision
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    To obey or Disobey For centuries many philosophers have asked themselves, "What is the right thing to do". They do have some guidance but cannot totally rely on most of these references. One of these references is the system of laws that the government has imposed onto the population that lives inside their boundaries. Can this system of laws really be just Can we base our judgement on what is right and what is wrong according to these set of rules In the following pages, I will explain whether ...
  • Socrates's Up Port Of The City's God
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    alternative and prepares the way for the alternative of absolutes. This alternative is not without its' faults. Socratic philosophy is plagued by a destructive element. It reduces the authoritative opinions about political life but replaces it with nothing. This is the vital stem from which the Apology of Socrates is written. Because of the stinging attack on Athenian life, and the opinions they revere so highly, Socrates is placed on trial for his life. The question now, becomes why and in what...
  • Most Important To Socrates
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    Istvan Kurunczi Philosophy 101 Dr. Kasper Socrates "Truth and Good" Philosophers examine truth, virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body), which are just a few of the many different topics that can be covered within philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. They have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time was Socrates, who made some v...
  • Most Important To Socrates
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    In The Republic, Socrates tests the proper order that exists between reason, spirit and desire. He did this by questioning others of their beliefs and their thoughts. He would raise doubts in their time old teachings in order to prove them wrong and raise contradictions. Socrates taught people in this way as opposed to preaching to the groups that he would attract. The proper order that Socrates held was that reason came first above all, then spirit and lastly, desire. This is correct because of...

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