Comparing Plato Essay

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  • Comparing Aristotle and Plato Essay

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    Comparing Aristotle and Plato We have two great philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. These are great men, whose ideas have not been forgotten over years. Although their thoughts of politics were similar, we find some discrepancies in their teachings. The ideas stem from Socrates to Plato to Aristotle. Plato based moral knowledge on abstract reason, while Aristotle grounded it on experience and tried to apply it more to concrete living. Both ways of life are well respected by many people today

  • Comparing Plato 's The Symposium

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    In one of his most accomplished works, Plato brings to light the topic of alcohol and the significance of drinking in The Symposium. Through this text, Plato is writing about philosophy is the setting of a narrative in order to reinforce the context of the story. Plato was a metaphilosophist that supported the theory of forms. He believed that understanding pure form, achieving true wisdom, is something that cannot be defined or reduced to words, and all people should strive to understand pure form

  • Comparing Aristotle and Plato Essays

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    Comparing Aristotle and Plato Aristotle argues that in order for a polis to emerge, a union between man and women must convene. Later a household must be introduced which unites with other households to form a village, villages come together to form city-states. This theory is Aristotle’s natural view that an individual can not be self sufficient Plato argues that, in order to achieve absolute justice, a city-state is needed. In The Republic, Plato builds around the idea of Philosopher Rulers

  • Comparing Plato And The Matrix

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    The movie The Matrix has many similarities to the writings of Plato and Descartes. In the movie The Matrix when Neo is pulled out of the computer program that he has been living in he is shocked about the true world he is now living in. In the writing The Republic Plato describes this about leaving the cave “Now consider what would happen if their release from the chains and the healing of their wisdom should come about in this way. Suppose one of them set free and forced to suddenly to stand up

  • Comparing Plato and Aristotle Essay

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    Comparing Plato and Socrates Plato was among the most important and creative thinkers of the ancient world. He was born in Athens in 428 BC to an aristocratic and well-off family. Even as a young child Plato was familiar with political life because his father, Ariston was the last king of Athens. Ariston died when Plato was a young boy. However, the excessive Athenian political life, which was under the oligarchical rule of the Thirty Tyrants and the restored democracy, seem to have forced

  • Comparing Plato 's Republic, The Philosopher And Plato

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    In Plato 's Republic, the philosopher is sitting having a discussion with his fellow peers and friends. During this conversation each character except Plato offers their opening and reasoning on the question, what is justice. For the majority of the book Plato outlines almost every aspect of his ideal city. Within this city Plato has set up many rules in order for the city to remain just. All the way from mating rituals to who should rule, virtually all factors have been thought of and serves a specific

  • Comparing Plato 's The Republic

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    people. In Plato’s The Republic, the character Socrates argues with his peers about what makes the perfect society, as well as the perfect leader. According to Plato, the wisest choice for a ruler in a near perfect society is a philosopher, containing multiple important attributes. A wide variety of characteristics are covered, yet Plato seems to focus in on several key foundations. Plato’s views on essential traits of a philosopher focus on the necessity of truth and thirst for knowledge. Perhaps

  • Comparing and Contrasting the Philosophies of Nietzsche and Plato

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    were separated by thousands of years, hundreds of miles, and different cultures, the philosophical views of Friedrich Nietzsche and Plato can be examined and weighed against each other in many different ways. Friedrich Nietzsche, born in 1844, was a German philosopher whose main goal was to erect a new image for the people and to create a free spirit in them. Plato, born in 427 B.C., was a Greek philosopher whose main goal was to create a new way of thinking about the world itself, knowledge itself

  • Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills Essay

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    Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills Plato, James Madison, and John Mills are all supporters of the idea that opinion must be discussed in public debate. In my own reason-based thought this idea that through silence ignorance grows louder is my own general understanding. In Plato's The Republic he discuses the idea that there is first knowledge at the first degree. In the second degree there is opinion which is neither proven to be true or false. In the last degree is falsehood

  • Comparing Plato And Aristotle 's Idea Of Happiness

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    He sees the virtues of the soul parallel to the virtues of the city and one in which each of the parts (reason, spirit, and appetite) perform its proper function. Plato argues that an orderly and just soul is significant to living a happier life than anyone who lives a life of disorder and conflict with an unjust soul. . Thrasymachus, a sophist of Ancient Greece, describes the connection between what is “just” and