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Comparison and contrast of the apologia of Socrates and the defense speech of Gorgias: A Defense on behalf of Palamedes
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Date Socrates defense against his case before the Athenian council are based on the principle of his curiosity and the facts that he seeks to comprehend. This is concerning and in response to his accusers that attempt to label him as an evil doer for seeking to acquire knowledge beyond that which is conventionally visible and understandable.… Therefore,…
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Textual Analysis
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Moreover, their positions are interrelated due to the fact that Socrates’ stance is attributed to advocacy based on the theory of psychic… Conflicts were caused by Callicles’ soul, which lacked harmony; thereby, establishing elements that imposed constraints to Socratic Method. There were claims made by Callicles indicating that there was a form of opposition…
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Gorgias - Phaedrus
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Gorgias and Phaedrus are detailed studies on the virtue founded upon the examination of the nature of rhetoric, power, art, temperance, justice as well as good versus evil. Plato tries to examine the philosophical approach in determining noble and proper human existence. The… He believes that justice defines equal proportions to all as the most powerful and…
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Assessment of Plato's two arguments about knowledge in the Meno and the Phaedo
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Name Instructor Course no. Date Deliberating on knowledge according to Plato’s Phaedo and Meno, respectively, the term “knowledge” lacks the one definition that encompasses in totality what knowledge is and what it entails. Philosophers have, for a long time, been at task to find the one definition that would cover knowledge completely, but that definition is still elusive.…
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Plato
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The dictionary typically defines philosophy as “the love of or search for wisdom or knowledge” or “as the theory or logical analysis of the principles underlying conduct, thought, knowledge and the nature of the universe” (Neufeldt, Goralnik, 1994, p. 1015). With such a… o that we gain the knowledge of Socrates, perhaps one of the ancient world’s most famous…
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Plato
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Plato was Socrates' most famous student. Born of aristocratic origins (c. 428 BC), Plato's mother descended from Solon's brother and his father was from the line of the King of Codrus (Jaspers, 1962). Plato met Socrates in 408 B.C. and studied with him until the teacher died in 399 B.C.… In about his fortieth year Plato is said to have left Athens to study…
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Plato
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2. What are the charges against Socrates as recorded in the Apology. Is he guilty of them? Why or Why not? Socrates is one of the most prominent Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic Age. His powers of logical reasoning and the invention of the Socratic Method have left an enduring legacy on Western philosophy.… In this tragedy lies heroism and moral…
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Plato
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The Allegory of Den written by Plato highlights how human beings used to stay in the underground den since their childhood with chained legs and necks to restrict them from moving and turning their heads. There are varied things that resemble the Plato’s cave in the… After they are through with their elementary education, they join middle school where…
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Plato
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He was a student of Socrates and often cast his philosophical writings in the form of dialogue between Socrates or other real or imaginary speakers. In his later writings… ?The Allegory of the Cave” is taken from “The Republic” where he deftly handles the lack of knowledge of human beings and he elicits his answer from the mouth of Socrates his mentor. In this…
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Plato’s ideas about government are very different from the form of government practiced today. Plato was not democratic and believed that ruling a state is a special responsibility that should be dispensed to the most able men. … Plato actually wants philosophers to rule because they have knowledge and insight that cannot be achieved or attained by the normal…
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Plato
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The reason of which is the continuing relevance of the principles founded by him since the Middle Ages. In this light, it is fitting to know the ways Plato have… They even shared a common philosophical belief. Stated otherwise, medieval philosophy was a combination of principles from the three societies—the Greek East, Jewish and the Islamic. On the part of…
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Plato
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Chapter 4 of the book “Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to philosophical ideas” describes the life and the times of Plato in a chronological manner with core inferences to the knowledge and beliefs of Plato grounding its claims on knowledge and reality, Plato’s… In an attempt to analyze the life and ideas of Plato, this paper thus purposes to…
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Plato
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As a matter of fact, the genesis and evolution of Western philosophy starts with Plato before graduating to later thinkers who followed and built on the foundations he laid. Together with Socrates and Aristotle, who was his… Plato’s thoughts and theories have been used to teach many subjects, from religion to mathematics. Plato’s dialogues, in which he…
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The Rhetorical Tradition
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Name, Name COM 409: The Rhetorical Tradition  Summer 2011  MAKEUP EXAMINATION #1  1. The concept of rhetoric as described by Plato is one that was based on finding different forms of persuasion and communication which worked effectively. Plato created an understanding that rhetoric, as practiced by the Sophists was illegitimate while a true rhetoric needed to be developed in place of this.…
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Plato
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His powers of logical reasoning and the invention of the Socratic Method have left an enduring legacy on Western philosophy. The ideas spawned by him were given further life and shape by his… Even when given the choice between a life in exile or immediate execution, he chose the latter as a matter of adhering to principle. The following passages will…
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Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
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It does analyze various authors and philosophers with regard to democracy and their views on justice and what It really is. It has various books of philosophy as pillars of analyzing democracy and justice in… i The Greek way of distinguishing what justice and democracy really are, passes through the analyses of various philosophical minds. The definition of…
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Compare and contrast aristotles and platos idea of the good
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Nargis Kadirzada Mr. Ramirez Philosophy 14 April 2011 Plato and Aristotle’s Idea of The Good As for Plato and Aristotle, the fundamental idea of the Good is necessarily connected to their metaphysics and epistemology. In the Republic, Plato establishes a hierarchy among the Ideas, with the Idea of the Good as the unconditioned principle of the truth and being of the all other Ideas.…
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Plato the Republic: Analysis of Socrates' Refutation of Thrasymachus's Claim
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Name: Course: Instructor: Date: Plato the Republic: an analysis of Socrates' Refutation of Thrasymachus Claim that Justice is in the Interest of the Stronger In Plato’s Republic, Book 1, Thrasymachus argues that justice is in the interest of the stronger (338c).… He argues with Socrates who seems to disagree with this notion. Socrates regards justice as a…
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Comparative Theory
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This study acts as a cautious beginning for the analysis of mushrooming literacy and rapidly increasing secondary orality. The pressures and possibilities of fourth-century B.C. literacy and for modem electronic communication systems remain completely different in many ways.… Modern revolutions in ways of thinking have taken place, and they resemble in…
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Ancient Greek political thought
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One of the most important political thinkers in the ancient Greek is Aristotle who presented his insights on different subject areas such as ethics and virtue. Based on the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle presented his thoughts on happiness or eudaimonia which he defines as the… Through the said goal to achieve goodness and happiness, one of the main concerns is…
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Platonian Law
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The Laws is the longest and final dialogue of Plato. It would be necessary to study the circumstances under which Plato is said to have written the dialogue. The motivation to establish the laws that the state should adopt to mete out justice, the authority of the state might have been expounded before in The Seventh Letter.… This particular dialogue, for…
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Euthyphro : Plato
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Euthyphro-Plato Name Institution Euthyphro-Plato In Plato’s dialogue, Euthyphro and Socrates present an argument against a common moral perception that morality or piety is a matter of what the gods’ commands it is. This makes Socrates to pose the following question: is the right or pious being loved by the gods because it is pious or it is pious or rights because the gods love it?…
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Philosophy - Plato
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He often used the word “Dikaisyne” which in geek, means justice and also loosely translates to righteousness or morality. These two words can effectively be used to summarize the whole duty of a human being on earth… Its democracy was on its knees. There was rampant political selfishness in the great City and this greatly angered Plato. He saw justice as the…
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Plato Republic
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This present philosophy essay is based on the arguments that were presented by Plato, in his Socratic dialogue that was titled “The Republic.” Plato is among the most renowned Ancient Greek philosophers who made a significant contribution towards intellectual and historical works of political theory and philosophy.… The Socratic dialogue that was written by…
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Euthyphro : Plato
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In seeking to answer the underlying question of what defines piety/holiness, Plato presents the quandary that Socrates finds himself; charged with the capital crime of impiety. In representing this situation, Plato hinges his discussion upon the back and forth between Euthyphro and Socrates as the two men discuss what typifies piety and how it is represented within the world.…
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