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The Greeks and Philosophy
Pages 6 (1506 words)
The Greeks and Philosophy Word Count: 1505 (6 pages) A) Use the seven passages supplied and cite where Plato speaks ABOUT Philosophy. Copy and paste the exact words from each of the seven passages using quotation marks and the source citation for the exact passages where Plato describes what Philosophy is about and how to do Philosophy.
For, “…without any assistance of sense, and perseveres until by pure intelligence he arrives at the perception of the absolute good, he at last finds himself at the end of the intellectual world, as in the case of sight at the end of the visible.”2 Philosophy is about finding points that will lead one to theorize. Philosophy includes “…steps and points of departure into a world which is above hypotheses, in order that she may soar beyond them to the first principle of the whole…”3 “Until the person is able to abstract and define rationally the idea of good, and unless he can run the gauntlet of all objections, and is ready to disprove them, not by appeals to opinion, but to absolute truth, never faltering at any step of the argument --unless he can do all this, you would say that he knows neither the idea of good nor any other good; he apprehends only a shadow, if anything at all, which is given by opinion and not by science; --dreaming and slumbering in this life, before he is well awake here, he arrives at the world below, and has his final quietus.”4 For Plato, what equaled philosophy included the truth. ...
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