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Socrates of Platonic Dialogue
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...Platonic Dialogue & Socrates of the CLOUDS INTRODUCTION: Socrates [470-399 BC] is one of the greatest philosophers of the human history who inspired and influenced the Western philosophy by his unwavering commitment to truth, and through the vivid example of his own life. He did not give formal instruction after the fashion of philosophers of his time, but went about engaging people in conversation, seeking, chiefly, by questions, to induce his contemporaries, and especially the young men, to think clearly and to act reasonably. Socrates devoted himself to free-wheeling discussion with the aristocratic young citizens of Athens, insistently questioning their unwarranted confidence... of Platonic Dialogue ...
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Platonic and Knowledge-Definition Claims
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...Platonic and Knowledge-Definition Claims The Greek philosopher Plato writes extensively of the dialectic methods used by Socrates. The foundation upon which the Socratic philosophy rests is made up of two principles. First, the Platonic claim where for any concept (C) (like a table), there is some intrinsic feature or combination of features (F's) that all tables have, and which all non-tables lack. Second is the knowledge-definition claim where, for any concept (C), if a person knows what a table is, then they know a Socratic definition (D) of that concept. I agree with the Platonic claim because concepts generally have characteristics which are observable and, once seen... and...
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Aristotelian Universals and Platonic Universals
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...Platonic Universals A universal, according to metaphysics, is the common aspects among particular things in the world. With our common rationality, we term these aspects as features, characteristics or qualities. Philosophically, if we attempt to define a universal or universals, they can said to be recurrent or repeatable entities, which can be exemplified by different types of particular aspects. Let us imagine that there are two brown tables in a room. Both the tables have the quality of 'brownness' and according to the Metaphysical philosophers, both these tables share a universal, that is the quality of being brown. Metaphysics states... that universals exist on account of attributive...
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Platonic Philosophy in Contemporary Culture
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...Platonic Philosophy in Contemporary Cultures In Plato’s Republic, finite aspects of ethics dominate the philosophical context of the book. Primarily, the book combats various forms of immorality and selfish pursuits in the society from Socrates’ perspective. Throughout the dialogue, Plato acts as the mouthpiece of Socrates in portraying perceptions and defenses regarding the central philosophical themes of the book. In the dialogue, Plato emphasized on the importance of acquiring objective knowledge through philosophical education. Apparently, the book’s historical context was characterized by skeptic beliefs and subjective visions on social ethics. As a philosopher, Socrates was afraid... Platonic...
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Rhetorical Theory: Sophistic Rhetoric vs Platonic Rhetoric
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...PLATONIC RHETORIC INTRODUCTION Rhetoric came from the Greek word rhetorike meaning the art of speaking orwriting effectively. (Merriam-Webster 1997) Philosophers, on the other hand, present a more sophisticated definition to this term. Aristotle defines rhetoric as the art of discovering all the available means of persuasion in any given case (Heenan 2007) Plato, on the other hand, uses the term rhetoric to mean its broad, contemporary sense of “the means used to persuade through words.” (McCoy). It is the objective of this essay to evaluate the speech delivered by George Clooney on September 14, 2006 to the United Nations Security Council on its views... RHETORIC THEORY: SOPHISTIC RHETORIC VERSUS...
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Consider ther central principles of Christianity. How do there reflect Platonic ideas
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...Platonism? There are several branches of Christianity and hence drawing a common conclusion about the basic principles of Christianity is a broader one including all. Christianity follows monotheism along with a set of other common ethical principles. In Christianity, God is considered the ‘heavenly father’ as is taught by Jesus Christ. All Christians believe that God, in his mission to redeem the sinned humans, sent his beloved son who saved humanity through crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus Christ, through his gospel, gave clear directions about the way of life a Christian should follow; emphasizing on purity of soul by understanding the worthlessness of body, loving... ?Does Christianity Reflect...
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The Cave and the Consciousness: A Mythlic Account of Berkley's Idealism, and a Comparison with Platonic Formalism
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...Platonic Formalism Philosophical ideas can often be nearly impossible to understand for a lay (or even a learned) audience upon first reading, and sometimes second, third or fourth reading. For this purpose philosophers often develop myths or allegories to help explain their ideas about reality or the nature of the universe. One of the most famous of these allegories is Plato’s allegory of the cave, where he indicates that we could have real perception of things that are essentially unreal – or distortions of their true thing. In this allegory, he talks about the fact that if all we could perceive... Prof’s The Cave and the Consciousness: A Mythic Account of Berkley’s Idealism, and a Comparison with...
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Plato and the Platonic dialogues
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In this effort Socrates bravely presents arguments relating to the need to life the examined life, as without living a life of purpose and meaning he believes there is no purpose in existence. Conversely, philosopher Robert Nozick in his book the Examined Life revisits this question of living a life of examination, yet considers it from a slightly different perspective than the one Plato advances through Socrates. This essay considers Plato’s characterization of the examined life through his dialogues Euthyphro and the Apology, examines Nozick’s conceptualization in the Examined Life, and contrasts the two philosophers views on the subject. One of the most seminal of Plato’...
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A Valediction Forbidding Mouring - John Donne
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...Platonic love to physical love. In the first stanza, the reaction of laymen is to death is equated with the reaction of sensual lovers to separation. Virtuous men are not alarmed at the prospect of impending death. They regard death as a gate way to eternal life. Similarly the Platonic lovers are not at all disturbed by the prospect of separation. For, they know that physical separation will no way diminish... ? A Valediction Forbidding Mourning – John Donne John Donne was one of the great formative influences of the seventeenth century. His poetic innovations gave rise to new school of poetry, metaphysical school of poetry. A Valediction Forbidding Mourning was written by John Donne to his wife Anne...
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Close reading and analyze
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...Platonic love and related issues. I have read somewhere that love is a bird with colorful wings that remains caged in one’s heart. It moves there with tantalising speed and makes one a bard. This is true of the relationship between Von Aschenbach and Tadzio. With the first strike of love, Aschenbach’s heart is never the same forever, though he intelligently tries to sweep his true feelings for Tadzio under the carpet. He tries to equate his love for him... Essay, English Topic: Close reading and analyze: Chapter 4 of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann Chapter 4 of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann contains references and cross-references to Ancient Greece. The main concept articulated in this chapter is Pl...
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Plato and the Development of the Academy
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...Platonic School, is a major topic to be discussed when discussing Plato and his contributions to the field of philosophy, because it was through this institution that he was able to impart his doctrines... Harris Kamran Philosophy 13 April 2008 Plato and the development of the Academy Plato, an ancientGreek philosopher, is one of the three great philosophers of all times; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, who among them, laid the foundations of the entire philosophical culture of the Western civilization (Encyclopedia Britannica 2008), and defined and organized philosophical thought, theory and application in the systematic ...
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In the Mood for Love
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...platonic relationship between Su Li-zhen and Chow Mo-wan. They have made a conscious decision to stay faithful to their adulterous spouses. In the Mood for Love, truly embodies and exudes a nostalgic atmosphere for 1960s Hong Kong. There is an aestheric pleasure of watching this movie, which brings joy be it for the pretty dresses or the unfulfilled, platonic love story.... the Mood for Love Dale Hudson s in his reading “When asked about how she goes about creating a character, Cheung remarks: ‘ I start with an image: her body language, how she would walk and talk. You have to be able to physically feel that person before you can get into her heart’(Dale Hudson P224).” It is true, that only when an...
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Views of the Essence of Numbers over the Course of History
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...Platonic one, which states that numbers are real, but non-physical things that exist outside of space and time, in the “Platonic Realm” (Papineau 36). The second is the idea that mathematics and numbers are simply a way of interpreting and interacting... ? Mathematics, despite being part of some of the most fundamental ways we understand our universe such as physics and chemistry, still remains something of a philosophical mystery. This mystery centres on numbers and their place in the world, what they are and why they function the way they do. There have been three conflicting views of the essence of numbers over the course of history. The oldest and probably still the most commonly held view is the...
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Question of confesstion
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...Platonic cosmology were: Contemplation and Creation Nature and Personality Salvation and the Cosmic Process Question 4 According to neo-platonic philosophy on God can make us truly happy and take the troubles in our lives away. Question 5 The main aim... Sur Number 10 September “Confession” by Augustine Question The word autocratic is another term for adictator. Military autocratic means that the military acts as the leader and has arbitrary power over his dominion, and has the ultimate word when it reaches matters of the nation; their word is regarded as the law, basically. Question 2 Enneads are defined as a group of nine things, persons, or deities. Question 3 The three levels of Neo-Platonic cosmol...
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History of Philosophy / Essay Question: 'What does the postulation of Forms serve to explain Is there a Form for each property If not, of what properties are there Forms'
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...platonic forms existence1. When discussing about forms, one important issue that comes up is the question of evidence that shows about forms. It can be clearly stated that forms are theoretical entities in the sense that they help in fulfilling certain theoretical works. It is understood that forms have certain causal responsibilities in the sense that they cause or influence other aspects in the world. The roles that forms have in Plato’s theory of being shows that they influence... Postulation of Forms The existence of consists of persistent barrage of intellectual and sensory stimuli. Thus, finding the basis for our knowledge claims mainly for what our intellect and senses preserve often becomes a...
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Philosophy
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...Platonic forms presuppose that the things can exist separately from the ideas which originate them. Platonic forms are complete, and the abstract conceptions are also complete, unlike the things possessing a certain abstract concept. Platonic forms are invisible, that is, the things that are visible are incomplete, and the forms are complete but invisible – the forms are more realistic than the things, because certain things depend on the forms in their existence. The Aristotelian forms are the things that the pieces of matter exist in: all the things are the matter transformed by the ideal entities – the forms. This is seen in the differences between the rationalism... Philosophic Questions The...
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Philosophy of religion
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...Platonic provocations dare... 1. Compare and contrast Socrates and Plato on a singular point relevant to religion. The soul is an important topic in the philosophical views expressed by Socrates and Plato. Socrates recognizes the existence of the soul as having a presence different from the body. In this he recognizes that there must be caring of the soul as it is the very agent of moral judgment. It is “the locus of conscious experience and a thing nonidentical to the organism that gives it agency in the material world” (McPherran, 1996, p. 251). The analogy of the soul to a city is a vivid explanation between Socrates and Glaucon in the Republic giving emphasis to justice. Plato calls for an in-depth...
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Aristotle and Plato on Realism
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...Platonic realism where ideas are given greater preference to the physical object in ruder to perceive reality. Plato also holds that the true nature of reality revolves around the idea that abstract universals create the physical reality. However, there are limitations on perceiving these universals because in effect these universals have no spatial or temporal characteristics that could be realised or tested. In his treatise on the issue, Plato has argued that all physical... ?Aristotle and Plato on Realism The ancient Greek world was one of burgeoning intellectual enterprise. A number of the most d philosophers from around the world have been impacted with the work of Greek philosophers. This influence ...
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Religion
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...Platonic Dualism, Stoicism, Interpretation, Argument, Christ, Religion What is an argument from the letter and intent of the law and how does Paul use this type of argument to resolve the situation in the Roman church? How do the allusions to Ezekiel 36 and 37 figure in Paul’s rhetorical strategy? Paul’s argument regards the law interpretation from both the Christ’s discipleship and ordinary person’s perspectives. He contended those in Christ die to the law, which is contrary to the unbelievers or earthly pagans. Therefore, believers are “under the grace” whereby their core objective is to obey and keep what the Christ commanded them to do; hence... Key Words: Revelation, Aristotelian Teleology,...
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The Philosophies of Plato
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...Platonism (Vaughn). With Socrates as Plato’s teacher, as well as another of Socrates’ famous students, Aristotle, they laid the groundwork of developing higher thinking in the foundations of Western science and philosophy in the western world. Plato even founded an Academy in Athens which was considered to be one of the first of its kind to teach higher learning topics that included numerous topics and it was years later that his nephew (his sister’s son) would be the successor of being the head of the Academy. Some of these topics that were part of Plato’s dialogue, writings, and teachings were based not only on philosophy but also ethics, rhetoric... The Philosophies of Plato School The...
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Assigned readings on which you will write one page reading responed
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...platonic friendship which constitutes of everything except sexual relations. The origin of this word dates back to Plato, who used it to explain the emotion of love with or without the involvement of sex. Feminists such as Mary Wollstonecraft were not in favor of platonic friendships because they could end up in damage such as sexual relations. MAKING CONNECTIONS: Even though there are various factors that have promoted friendship between men and women. According to the writer the increasing admissions by both sexes into education institutes has caused both sexes to come close. The non-partial and non-political nature nowadays especially in education...
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What is Love
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...Platonic. The feeling here is much different from what one gets in Romantic attachment. It is a kind of intellectual bonding between two friends. The feelings of jealousy and pining so... What is love Like wind, love can be felt but can't be defined. It is a feeling which has no form. It is power and at the same time pang. It is longing and belonging. Love is abstract. Love is Christ's self-lessness and at the same time Narcissus's self-indulgence. If your hear skips a beat at someone's thought, that is love. If you feel pain for others, that is love. If you care for your parents and children, that is love. If you see beauty in the blushing shut of day, that is love. Love is romance, love is friendship,...
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Short answer
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...Platonic concept since most of her ideas have been conveyed and/or analyzed by Plato only. Diotima was a female philosopher, so her analysis is important... ? Assignment One – Short Answer Exercise I.D. Number: Term and Year Assignment One – Short Answer Exercise 1. What problems does Solomon identify in attempts to 'separate different "kinds" of love'? (Solomon, 'In the Beginning was the Word, p. 7) Solomon’s emphasis is on the sexual nature of affection as related to intimate love, most commonly referring to heterosexual sex. During the early stages of human civilization, fidelity was a major issue that remained at the focal point of the relationship between a man and a woman. Now the kind of love that ...
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Intimate Relationship
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...platonic love, interpersonal relationship, human bonding, bisexuality, and love... associations, affiliations, or connection between two or more individuals. Their differing levels of sharing and intimacy vary, implying the establishment or discovery of common ground. The second one is platonic love which is a friendly relationship where sexual elements are not allowed to enter, especially if one easily assumes otherwise. An example of platonic relationship is a tight non-sexual friendship that exists between two heterosexual individuals of the opposite sexes. The third one is human bonding which refers to formation of very close personal relationship, like...
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State and defend the deductive argument that God is required for the existence of objective moral laws
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...Platonic realism in which it is explained that abstract objects exist outside of time and space; these objects stay constant and have no cause. Examples of such abstract objects include laws of mathematics and logic; number 3 exists independently of one’s thought, while laws... 11 February Deductive Argument on God and Moral objective Laws Introduction A theoretical/ deductive argument on the existence of God is one that claims that God exists because this is the best explanation for life, objective moral laws and nature. Conversely, practical/ inductive moral arguments are those explanations that affirm one should believe in a God owing to the intrinsic moral value that stems from believing in this...
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Obviously, perpetuation of the species is the key bond between men and women; however, in this age of greater reproductive freedom is this bond still as preva
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...platonic male female relationships. There are even rules, ideals and expectations to govern same-sex relationships. The entire scenario has undergone a change in perception since World War II, which witnessed gender role... The typical male-female relationship in all societies has been connected with romance, since it led to reproduction and perpetuation of the human species. All other forms of relationships used to be ignored or dismissed as trivial. Sometimes called cross-sex friendship, such relationships arouse jealousy and social tensions. Every culture has sets of rules and social structures to regulate and guide the relationship between men and women in traditional roles, but none to even define...
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View of the world
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...Platonism. Nietzsche divides the history of Platonism into six parts which culminate the view on the world. However, not all of the Nietzsche’s points are considered to be nihilism. Some of the historicists name the view on the world as “nihilistic”; it culminates new transformed understanding of people’s overcoming of human nature and becoming “overmans”, people who have new... Yu Guo Ucor 2500 Midterm Paper Nihilism is a failure to find meaning in things, which means that things are untruthful for nihilists. Plato and Nietzsche looked at the world differently. Plato believed that there is a god, but Nietzsche claimed that god was dead. Nietzsche twisted the claim of Plato overturning the entire...
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On Nietzsche, The Ubermensch and The Simpsons
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...Platonic absolutes and values, culminating in the notion of a self-affirming, authentic agent that is the Ubermensch. In a seemingly parallel light, Bart Simpson of The Simpsons animated series initially appears to be an embodiment of this Nietzschean Ubermensch. However, Mark Conard proceeds to argue otherwise. In his article, Thus Spake Bart: On Nietzsche and the Virtues of Being Bad (2001), Conard points out that Bart Simpson, in the latter’s rejection of traditional morality... On Nietzsche, The Ubermensch, and The Simpsons The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is well-known for the shock value of his works. His philosophy is of the extreme form of critique, characterized by the rejection of...
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Defining Love
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...platonic love meaning that two individuals, a man and a woman, being in love should get emotionally and spiritually close, without sexual relations. He believed that sex can destroy the emotional unity. Platonic love is different from love based on passion when lovers seek not only emotional but also physical unity with each other. The modern society rarely encourages the platonic love and it is really hard to meet a couple of lovers who do not even ever hold their hands. However, love... It is not an easy task to define love because everybody thinks of love differently. In addition, there are many expressions of love: to a parent, to a child, to a boyfriend/girlfriend, to a spouse, to a pet, to a...
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Essay about a visual art
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...Platonic perception of Venus is seen in two aspects. First, she... The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli This painting represents the rich history of Greek love and love-associatedmythical beings that still remain important to the world history and arts. The painting does not depicts the exact birth of the goddess of love, Venus but more so the magical influence of the deity. In his book, On the Nature of Things, Lucretius expresses the importance that the Greek put on the goddess of love. Lucretius says about Venus, “for you the oceans levels laugh, the sky is calmed and glows with diffuse radiance.” The painting is more of a mythical history representation that does not identify with any religion....
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Plato: The Symposim
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...Platonic dialogues. This essay examines various contextual... ?Pla The Symposium Plato’s dialogues today stand as some of the foundational works of Western philosophy. Because of their construction during a formative period of intellectual thought, as well as because their expansive nature, these texts have influenced a countless array of thinkers. Through Socrates, Plato explores notions of love, being, and existence. One such dialogue is the Symposium. From an overarching perspective, Plato’s Symposium explores the genesis and various interpretations of love. Specifically, love is examined in various contexts by a group of men meeting at a dinner party. The Symposium was featured in the canon of the...
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Comparison of Desk Suit with Chest of Drawers in Relation to Surrealism
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...platonic. The separate drawers represent the various secrets that a human keeps all of which are accessible only through an effective psychoanalysis as proposed by Sigmund Freud (Descharnes Michael, Gilles and Salvador 55). The painting is unique as it communicates to a specific audience, one... Comparison of Desk suit (1936) with Chest of drawers (1936) in relation to surrealism Introduction Surrealism was a cultural and literary movement that promoted the automatic and creative thinking among members of a society. In arts, surrealism promoted the notions of free and imaginative mind. This enhanced the portrayal of the unconscious since surrealism rejected the notions of logic and reasoning (Mundy...
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Hum final
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...Platonic assertion regarding the value of the material realm, one may still argue that in the Allegory of the Cave, Plato sees our existence as being imprisoned... HUM FINAL FAVORITE READING MATERIAL All the reading materials that we have in are worth noting but the most interesting for me is the Romancontribution. If we go over the stories there are those who claim that the Romans have not really contributed much in our western heritage. There are claims that their greatest heritage is the propagation of the Greek culture, tradition and philosophy which the Romans greatly admire. In this framework, I have found our reading material for the Romans as a tool with which I can have a paradigm shift in my...
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The Birth of Venus
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...Platonic community, there were two aspects of Goddess Venus. One is a form of physical manifestation; wherein she is responsible for the espousal of physical love in humans. The other is a form of divine beauty, responsible for arousal of intellectual beauty in human beings. All of these factors are important articulates for the success of understanding of manifestation of Venus. The defining ideology for the Venus motif is the alleviation of individual self towards the attainment of goals. One of the factors that define the ideology is the fact that the physical manifestation of beauty... THE BIRTH OF VENUS, BY SANDRO BOTTICELLI- ICONOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS Introduction The Birth of Venus is a panting done...
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Modern Poems
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...Platonic love (Kraye). The received conception of Platonic... John Donne's Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's The Definition of Love John Donne's Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's The Definition of Love both make extensive use of the metaphysical conceit, "a comparison, often elaborate, extended, or startling, between objects which are apparently dissimilar" (Beckson and Ganz 45). Donne and Marvell both draw upon ancient tradition to describe true love, not as a physical relationship, but as a spiritual union, inviting a comparison between the ultimate poles of spirit and matter. Love is explained by likening it to the most unlikely concepts: to death at home in...
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Friendship in Sula
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...platonic to a great extent platonic. Though both of them maintain relationship with men, and even though their approaches to men are quite different from each other, they continue a relationship between themselves. Nel’s approach to men is quite conventional and society-acknowledged, whereas Sula’s relationship with men... A Critical Analysis of the Theme of “Friendship” in Morison’s “Sula” In Toni Morison’s novel “Sula”, the role of ‘friendship’, especially ‘female friendship’ is as crucial as a foil to other relationships such as male-female relationship, heterosexual relationship, etc. If the theme of ‘friendship’ in the novel is explored from a feminist perspective, it ultimately reveals that the...
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Symposium by Plato
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...Platonic Love... ? Symposium Symposium is the philosophical text written by Plato, in which he has describedseveral concepts of love which were held by ancient Athenians. In this book, Plato has precisely incorporated the conceptions of love in contrast with the multiple distinct idea of love and this idea of Plato was communicated by Socrates. Diotima’s is a woman who has described the whole concept of love to Socrates, which he describes in his speech in Symposium. This book is the representation of the genesis, nature and purpose of love which was held by Socrates and later by Plato (Plato 179-185). This concept of love, which is illuminated in this book by Plato, is also the origin of his concept of...
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Volcano Probe
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...platonic plate's boundaries. Where volcanoes occur due to divergence of platonic plates, new oceanic crust is formed by hot molten lock or the magma which slowly cool and solidify. In essence, the crust is very thin at these ridges as a result of tectonic plates pull. Pressure resulting from the crust thinning gives rise to adiabatic expansion with a new oceanic crust forming as a result of partial melting of the mantle. In regard to converging platonic plates, the collision of a continental plate and an oceanic plate results into a subduction zone which by extension results into the submersion of the oceanic plate under the continental...
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PHILOSOPHIES OF LOVE: PLATO'S IDEAL OF LOVE
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...Platonic love, sexual desire and the love connection between two individuals has been discussed in detail by Plato and to fully understand these things a comparison between Plato and modern understandings of these philosophies is made in this paper. At the same time, this paper also covers Plato’s inspired ideas about how honorable and heavenly love functions in, “Giving birth in beauty both in body and mind (Plato 43... Philosophies of Love: Plato’s Ideal of Love Since the philosophers of the time were often concerned with the functions of things, a part of Plato’s work is dedicated to the function and purposes of love and how it affects human beings as well as animals. In this regard, the ideas of...
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Explore the ways in which late antique or medieval Christian thought (i.e. St. Thomas Aquinas) compares and contrasts with Greek philosophy (i.e. Plato and Aris
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...Platonic philosophy initiated by Plotinus - with its views on the essence of God and divine relation to the world and man. In the end, this position of Origen prevailed and thus Neoplatonism assumed the role of the basic philosophical theory that to a large degree would define the initial development of the Christian theology. To this school religious and mystical aspects are attributed which distinguish it from the traditional form of metaphysical dualism of Plato, who laid the basis for dualistic perception of Idea... Many elements of modern Western world views are inherited from the Greco-Roman and late antique and medieval Christian philosophies. Schools of thought within them, however, did not...
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Cheetham Reading Assignment
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...platonic ideas which are seen through the mirrors of inner thoughts. Answer 9 Schopenhauers purely neoplatonic theory perfectly describes the “disjunctions” found in so many of Gauguin’s paintings as he tends to interpret the things in terms of ‘higher meaning and distort nature. He laments that he derives meanings from the inner thoughts and not materialistic world. Answer 10 Aurier’s reference to “pure” Ideas... Answer The four terms that encapsulate Gauguin’s iconoclastic theory of art are: shackled, memory, pure, and Answer 2 The shackled prisoner, Jean Valjean, signals Gauguin’s incipient break with the impressionism. Gauguin chides the impressionists as they heed only the eyes and neglect the...
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Dear COMM 107 Letter and Response
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...platonic relationship with her co-worker as a win-win situation because she could satisfy her extrovert needs without losing her loved one. Fifth, she stated that she and her boyfriend are having more arguments because he is jealous of her male friend. The paper assumes that the couple wants to preserve their relationship. The main problem is the rise of differentiating practices during the integrating stage of their relationship, while the resolution is to apply several relational... Relationship Maintenance Strategies for Letter 4: Integrating to Avoid Extended Differentiation May 14, Opposites attract in interpersonal relationships, but for romantic ones, sharp personality differences may lead to...
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics
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...Platonic philosophy initiated by Plotinus - with its views on the essence of God and divine relation to the world and man. In the end, this position of Origen prevailed and thus Neoplatonism assumed the role of the basic philosophical theory that to a large degree would define the initial development of the Christian theology. To this school religious and mystical aspects are attributed which distinguish it from the traditional form of metaphysical dualism of Plato, who laid the basis for dualistic perception of Idea... Many elements of modern Western world views are inherited from the Greco-Roman and late antique and medieval Christian philosophies. Schools of thought within them, however, did not...
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KIEU Bio Essay
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...platonic’ one (Mark W. McLeod, Thi Dieu Nguyen. Culture and customs of Vietnam). References Mark W. McLeod, Thi Dieu Nguyen. Culture and customs of Vietnam, 2001. Greenwood Publishing Group... ?The Tale of Kieu Thuy Kieu Thuy Kieu is the principle character of “The Tale of Kieu”. Kieu was a talented, well-bred and beautiful young woman. Herfather was a well-to-do gentleman named Vuong. She was the oldest daughter of her father. Both Kieu and her sister, Thuy Van, were morally pure. Kieu fell in love with Kim Trong who was a scholar. Despite of promising to marry him, Kieu could not do that as her father was detained by local officials who started to torture him. Kieu asked her sister to marry Kim Trong...
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Identify one problematic aspect of Human Resource Management that related to your organization
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...platonic relationships with women. In their society, it is very common that a man and a woman are friends. However, platonic relations are very uncommon in Muslim cultures. The Arabs and other Muslims frown upon the platonic relations that the others have. Following the lead of the West, some Muslims may also have platonic relations but they are then questioned... ? Challenges in Human Resource Management By Due In modern times, the HRMs of almost every type of businesses are facing a myriad of challenges. Everything is going global now and there are many new additions to the international business community. With each passing day, new additions are made both in the form of new business entities and also ...
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Marie De France Era
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...platonic, this falls right into contradiction with the views those are being carried about marriage in the first half, where she lambasts the court practices and the common performance of adultery in the court four walls. She does not approve of any illegitimate and outside marriage physical relation, and this can be clearly inferred from by mention of adultery that was largely in routine and was not looked up to. However in the later part when the girl who the girl’s prayers get answered and a hawk is being sent over which later on becomes her lover. The theme is full of expression of love and feeling, and even... ?What is Marie De France’s view of marriage? Consistency or inconsistency, if so why? If...
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Explain how Machiavelli's discussion of virtue (virtu) in The Prince differs from that of the ancients like Plato and Cicero. Give examples
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...Platonic philosophy is hinged on moral virtue as practiced by just rulers. Man served the State and hence, ethics and politics were the same. This is to be contradistinguished with Machiavellian principles, which states that the State should serve the people. That is its whole reason for being. Under Machiavelli's consent, a ruler is justified in doing whatever needs to be done to maintain the country, even if his actions may be deemed unjust. This is the source of the famous quote: "The end justifies the means." This is a complete opposite... of the Platonic model which argues that a ruler may never be unjust. It is immoral and unethical, maintains Plato, for a ruler to rule...
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...Platonic Dialogues. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. Print. Work cited Warnek, Peter A. Descent of Socrates: Self-knowledge and Cryptic Nature in the Platonic Dialogues. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. Print. Vogt, Katja M. Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.... Burnyeat Claims that Socrates is Guilty as Charged. Is he Right? Introduction The ancient Greek society comprised of various philosophers who influenced the people’s welfare and the behavioral characteristics. Some of the philosophers argued upon contradicting roles and choices that people were obligated to make in their individual capacity, thus; they imposed...
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Plato and Descartes theories
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...platonic ideas or forms (Popkin and Stroll, 225). These ideas are contained in the soul which exists prior to birth. To gain real knowledge, the soul has to recall platonic ideas. Plato assumes that children forget the knowledge they already have at birth and therefore, must regain consciousness and recall it. The knowledge recalled is the only true or certain knowledge since the knowledge acquired through sense experience is deceiving and uncertain. For him, the body is empty as it cannot access abstract reality... Topic: Lecturer: Presentation: Plato and Descartes Plato and Descartes are associated with the rationalistictheory of knowledge. Many philosophers try to explain how knowledge is acquired,...
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Compare and Contrast Ernest Hemmingway book The Sun Rises and the movie Dear John based off a book written by Nicholas Sparks
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...Platonic love. In the novel, protagonist feels jealous of his friends and quarrels with them. One can see that temporary romance is the reason behind the conflict between the protagonist and his friends. On the other side, the protagonist (John Tyree) in the movie is symbolic of Platonic love. Roger... Compare and Contrast: Ernest Hemmingway book The Sun Also Rises and the movie Dear John based off a book written by Nicholas Sparks name Professor’s name Date Compare and Contrast Ernest Hemmingway book The Sun Also Rises and the movie Dear John based off a book written by Nicholas Sparks One can see that novels lead the readers towards an imaginary world, but movies represent the visual aspect of...
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