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  • Plato


    Exercise 1: Conclusion In Plato's "The Republic", Plato concludes that the nature of reality is constantly changing. Exercise 2: Explanation of Conclusion The primary area of philosophy that this conclusion refers to is metaphysics. Metaphysics is concerned with what the nature of reality is like, what causes things to be the way they are and what causes things to change. In Plato's "Republic," he addresses the fundamental question of what the ultimate nature of reality

    Essay Length: 429 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Plato


    Day 2 Title: Supply and Demand Grade Level: Fifth and Sixth Grade Organization: Whole Group Objectives: Students will be able to: 1. Define the terms supply and demand. 2. Identify what happens when demand exceeds supply. 3. Identify what happens when supply exceeds demand. 4. Explain how economic stability or affluence affects supply and demand. Standards: Production, Distribution and Consumption Materials: Poker chips Prizes for each child in the class (i.e. candy, homework pass etc..)

    Essay Length: 513 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Plato


    The great philosopher, Plato, wrote two specific dialogues; the book Timaeus and the book Critias. Plato was a professional teacher who valued intelligence immensely. Plato founded the first Philosophical Academy in Athens in the early fourth century BC. He devoted his life to philosophy and the teachings of his friend Socrates. Plato learned from Socrates and passed on his knowledge to his students. After his friend's sudden death, Plato became dissatisfied with the government in

    Essay Length: 1,041 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Plato


    ABSTRACT: In his philosophy Plato gives a prominent place to the idea of justice. Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The Athenian democracy was on the verge of ruin and was ultimately responsible for Socrates's death. The amateur meddlesomeness and excessive individualism became main targets of Plato's attack. This attack came in the form of the construction of an ideal society in which justice reigned supreme, since Plato believed justice

    Essay Length: 2,201 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Plato


    In his Republic, Plato suggests that in an "ideal state", the members should be divided into three different classes: philosopher-king (ruler), guardian and merchant. Philosopher-king is to rule the whole state, guardian is to keep the order and maintain security within the state or fight the war with another state, and merchant is to satisfy the material needs of the members of the state. Moreover, Plato suggests a rigid hierarchy between the three classes: Philosopher-king

    Essay Length: 757 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Plato


    In his philosophy Plato gives a prominent place to the idea of justice. Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The amateur meddlesomeness and excessive individualism became main targets of Plato's attack. This attack came in the form of the construction of an ideal society in which justice reigned supreme, since Plato believed justice to be the remedy for curing these evils and thus, a useful and necessary part of society.

    Essay Length: 909 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Plato


    Plato 1."Plato's beloved teacher was tried on trumped-up charges of impiety and corrupting youth, and sentenced to death. In Plato's eyes, democracy was now tarred wit hthe same brush as tyranny." [19] 2."Possibly during his stay in Megara, or during a stop on his travels, Plato wrote his earliest extant works. These are in the form of dialogues and are heavily influenced by Socrates, both personally and intellectually." [20] 3."No less than three of Platos's

    Essay Length: 1,029 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Plato & Aristotle

    Plato & Aristotle

    In these sessions, I have gained a better understanding of Aristotle and Plato's ideas and theories. Particularly, I have a specific interest in Aristotle and the notion of the two extremes and to aim towards the "gray or middle of the road". I also have an interest in Plato's theory regarding the just and unjust and the repercussions of their actions. Aristotle is trying to achieve that single point in which life is the best

    Essay Length: 377 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Plato - The Greater Part Of The Stories Current Today We Shall Have To Reject

    Plato - The Greater Part Of The Stories Current Today We Shall Have To Reject

    "The Greater Part of the Stories Current Today We Shall Have to Reject" The Influence of reading material and television on children's abilities to distinguish between what is true and not true Throughout time and history, the concerns of many have been made regarding the influence of the media on children and our young people. Although media, its various forms and those who are in control of them have changed throughout as time has progressed,

    Essay Length: 793 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Jon
  • Plato and Aristotle

    Plato and Aristotle

    To compare the political theories of two great philosophers of politics is to first examine each theory in depth. Plato is regarded by many experts as the first writer of political philosophy, and Aristotle is recognized as the first political scientist. These two men were great thinkers. They each had ideas of how to improve existing societies during their individual lifetimes. It is necessary to look at several areas of each theory to seek the

    Essay Length: 1,278 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Jon
  • Plato and Aristotle

    Plato and Aristotle

    Plato describes a cave where people are chained up and can only see shadows cast on a wall. He parallels these shadows to the things that people see in the world around them, the materialistic reality that most people base their lives on. He parallels the chains to norms, customs, traditions, habits, etc. Plato believes that because people are so preoccupied with these shadows of the truth, they ignore the real truth. He parallels these

    Essay Length: 1,916 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: David
  • Plato and Aristotle: Dispute on the Good

    Plato and Aristotle: Dispute on the Good

    Plato sees the Good as the ultimate form of being. In his book, The Republic, he goes into great detail about what exactly the Good is, as well as making analogies to build upon his theory of the metaphysical form of knowledge that everyone desires to achieve, which will allow them to reach the Good. He holds achieving the Good as a sort of nirvana, which all philosopher-kings, among anyone else, want to achieve. In

    Essay Length: 722 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: July
  • Plato and Conservative Christians

    Plato and Conservative Christians

    Plato And Conservative Christians Plato And Conservative Christians The views of Plato back in Ancient Greece and that of conservative Christians today about education for children have surprisingly similar views. Plato thought it to be most beneficial for children, if their learning consisted of music and poetry to shape the soul, and of physical training to shape the body. However, only stories that were fine and beautiful should be selected. Stories that co ained falsehoods

    Essay Length: 328 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • Plato and Innate Knowledge

    Plato and Innate Knowledge

    Universal knowledge possessed by human beings is not acquired, but is “innate”. The senses effectuate a recollection of wisdom gained during the soul’s existence prior to birth. I believe these statements to be true and as a proponent, shall argue in favor on the basis of Plato’s works regarding the same. Plato asserts that universal knowledge is not acquired, but rather, is inherently present in humans from birth. This “knowledge of the forms” was gained

    Essay Length: 519 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Monika
  • Plato and the Affect of Art and Poetry

    Plato and the Affect of Art and Poetry

    Plato and the Affect of Art and Poetry In the Republic of Plato, the famous philosopher that followed in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato created the ideal society in which would only be successful if its citizens were "just." Every being in his Republic has a certain telos, or destiny in life, which must be followed in order for the Polis to thrive. Their actions are guided by their desire to discover and attain knowledge

    Essay Length: 1,750 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Bred
  • Plato and the Forms

    Plato and the Forms

    Plato's notion of the Forms vs. the physical realm is quite and interesting topic. I believe something very similar to what Plato thinks about the Forms and our physical reality. Plato says that there is nothing that is perfect in this reality that we live in. And the Forms are the perfect ideals or thoughts that we are striving to achieve throughout our lives. Plato says it is impossible to reach the Forms in our

    Essay Length: 530 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Yan
  • Plato and Woody Allen

    Plato and Woody Allen

    It is my opinion that the view of justice that is provided by Socrates is in fact the proper explanation of what it is to be just. It is not enough to appear just to people around you, you must be just. Even if you appear to be the most just and loved person in the world that means nothing if you cannot be at peace within your soul which means having a balance between

    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Plato Essay

    Plato Essay

    Gabel Plato Twenty-four centuries ago the foundation of Western culture was slowly being unraveled, along with Plato’s discoveries, which still have an impact on Western culture. Plato was a student of Socrates, learning that the most efficient path to wisdom is through rational thinking. Plato believed that being a philosopher was the highest form of life. Throughout Plato’s life he was a major contributor towards society whether it was by learning from Socrates, providing his

    Essay Length: 987 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 13, 2016 By: treemonster93
  • Plato on the Parthenon

    Plato on the Parthenon

    The philosophical ideas of Plato that relate to the Parthenon include whether the structure is an element of the Visible World or the Intelligible World. In my opinion, Plato would view the Parthenon as an object in the Visible World. The Parthenon is a one of a kind monument that is tangible and exists in our real world. The Parthenon is an architectural project and deals with forms of science and mathematics. Plato's view of

    Essay Length: 953 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Plato Republic

    Plato Republic

    Plato Republic Socrates engages in conversations with people claiming to be experts, usual in ethical matters. By asking simple questions, Socrates gradually reveals 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. Morality is the ethical matter that is brought up in Plato's Republic. Socrates argues the response of Cephalus, Polemarchus and Thrasymachus on what morality is. The question

    Essay Length: 616 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Plato S Symposium

    Plato S Symposium

    Plato was one of Socrates’ greatest admirers, and our knowledge of Socrates stems mostly from Plato’s dialogues. Plato wrote his dialogues so that his students could read them out to each other and from a phrase discuss what it is about. Plato’s thought is mostly recorded in the form of dialogues that feature Socrates as the protagonist. The symposium was written between the middle and the late period, and the figure of Socrates serves more

    Essay Length: 2,331 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Plato Theory of Forms

    Plato Theory of Forms

    Plato's Theory of Forms is not something that is easy to understand. According to him the forms are a class concept that is a perfect example of the form itself. To anyone scanning through the forms they might not grasp the full concept Plato is trying to get across. However, if time is taken to examine Plato's theory it can make sense. For Plato everything has a pure form. If you take any property of

    Essay Length: 1,126 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Top
  • Plato V. Machiavelli

    Plato V. Machiavelli

    Is a just person the best choice for a ruler; many philosophers have laid out different ways in which they believe a society should be ran whether it be a single ruler such as a prince or multiple rulers like philosophy kings. Machiavelli intended for a society/principality to be ruled a strong ruler whether he be just or unjust, moral or immoral; whereas Plato believed for a society to work a just ruler such as

    Essay Length: 1,543 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Vika
  • Plato's Critique on Art

    Plato's Critique on Art

    Shan Dev Philosophy 103 April 28, 2016 Final Paper Plato’s Critique of Art In Book X of The Republic, Socrates explains his concern with art. He believes art is dangerous and affects the inferior part of your soul. He believes this because he thinks these artists pretend to know things when they in fact do not. They have no real knowledge of what they are writing or painting about. In his opinion, artwork cannot be

    Essay Length: 1,913 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 30, 2016 By: shany423
  • Plato's Euthyphro

    Plato's Euthyphro

    Plato's Euthyphro is one of his earliest known dialogues. Before Socrates has his court trial for allegations on worshiping gods not approved by the state, he encounters Euthyphro a young man who is believed to know plenty about religion. Euthyphro is proceeding with a number of charges against his father, mainly that of manslaughter. Socrates stated that Euthyphro wasn't clear on what is holy and what was unholy in aspect of what Euthyphro was doing,

    Essay Length: 257 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Bred
  • Plato's Meno

    Plato's Meno

    Introduction Plato's "Meno" is about a dialogue which takes place between Meno, a nobleman from Thessaly and Socrates the great philosopher from Athens. The other important characters are the slave boy and Anytus (a wealthy aristocrat). The dialogue is very simple in form and takes an in-depth look at virtue. It consists of three parts: the definition of virtue, a demonstration which shows that successful inquiry is possible and an example of how virtue can

    Essay Length: 1,675 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Plato- Last Days Of Socrates

    Plato- Last Days Of Socrates

    Plato's Crito Plato's "Crito" is a dialogue between Socrates and one of his closest friends Crito. The entire dialogue takes place in Socrates prison cell, where he awaits execution. Crito visits Socrates before dawn in order to persuade him to escape from prison and flee to another city or country. Crito has made all the necessary arrangements to smuggle Socrates out of prison to safety. To Crito's despair Socrates seems quite willing to accept his

    Essay Length: 742 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Plato: Impact On Christianity

    Plato: Impact On Christianity

    Drafty Plato was born in 427 BC in Athens, Greece. He was born into a wealthy and aristocratic family with a political background. Plato's father claimed he was a descendent of Codrus, the last king of Athens; on his mother's side he was related to a Greek lawmaker by the name of Solon. Plato's father died when he was still young and the rest of his childhood was spent with his mother and her new

    Essay Length: 1,246 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: David
  • Platos View on Virtue

    Platos View on Virtue

    Virtue is the conformation of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles. Virtue is a trait that many people would see as good. This word means many different things to many different people as described in this paper. I will be describing The Sophists, Socrates, and my own view on virtue and what it is means in all of our minds. Back in the fifth century B.C.E. (Before Common Era) many Athenians such

    Essay Length: 699 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Steve
  • Plato’s Epic Apology

    Plato’s Epic Apology

    Plato recounts the trial and execution of Socrates in his epic Apology. Socrates is on trial for being accused by fellow Athenians, Meletus, Anytus and Lycon on charges of: corrupting the youth, not believing in the gods, and scrutinizing the people of Athens of their personal beliefs. Socrates was put on trial to defend himself, but he didn’t show any remorse and boldly defended his beliefs. He asked the jury to judge him, not on

    Essay Length: 1,415 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Jack
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