Essay on Comparing and Contrasting Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

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Introduction:

We humans like to think. Some people take it as a hobby. While others take it as a job. That is basically what a philosopher is. A philosopher is a person that usually thinks about life and tries to find out mysterious questions, and how to solve them. Since a long time ago, in ancient Greece, many people would just meditate about life, and would sit or talk and write books about life. These have always been one of Greek's reasons of why it is so famous. Because of their marvelous philosophers. The most important philosophers from that time and always are: Aristotle, Plato and Socrates.

Socrates:

Socrates was a very important philosopher. He usually questioned a lot about traditions, religion and government. One
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Plato, his student, was the next in the philosophy success.

Plato: Since the democratic people made his fellow teacher die, he decided that a perfect government is not democratic. Instead, he liked a government with workers, soldiers, and philosopher kings. That made him start to write The Republic. This book was about his opinion of a perfect government. This is a very successful book that is still read today. He also wrote everything that Socrates sad, since Socrates did not like to write down his lessons. There was a time where the government asked Plato to be part of the government. Since Plato did not like the government, he rejected the option. Instead, he kept himself as a philosopher. As a philosopher, he was more into politics. Politics was his main interest and what he mostly talked about. Lots of his books were about politics, including The Republic.

Aristotle: It was clear. Aristotle thought that all men were curious by instinct. Like Plato, he did write a large amount of books. In fact, he was Plato's student, as Plato was Socrates'. Even though he wrote tons of books, some of them started disappearing over time. Only a few books remain. He did not have a specific interest because he was interested in everything. One of his lessons was to take everything moderated, not to the extremes. What he meant was that if you were doing something, you had to do it in the normal level, not taking it into a whole new level, or
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