Plato 's Model Of The Perfect Society

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Plato’s model of the perfect society rests on the discussion that Socrates has with others regarding justice. Plato paints a picture of moral value that can be reflective in both political and civil life. Plato’s society runs in harmony when each person finds their function and contributes to the society. Carpenters must build houses, teachers need to teach, and farmers need to farm. The main point is for main too keep obtaining knowledge, it is through the obtaining of knowledge that a better society will be forged out of it.

The three major divisions in eithers are, normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics. Normative ethics is “ethics—the study of the principles, rules, or theories that guide our actions and judgments.” (Vaughn 17) Normative ethics tries to answer the questions that govern our day to day actions. Metaethics on the other hand is a more analytic look at the moral issues that administrate our lives. Metaethics ask the more metaphysical questions, its main discipline is to question all of these assumptions, to see if they really make sense.” (Vaughn 17) The last division is applied ethics, applied ethics is “—the application of moral norms to specific moral issues or cases, particularly those in a profession such as medicine or law.” (Vaughn 17) Applied ethics is the ethics a possible medical fields could apply to their research, whether somethings is morally right or wrong to do. A situation could be whether or not to pull the plug and a young…
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