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  • Plato Vs. Plato : The Republic Of Plato And Aristocracy

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    Plato and Aristotle are philosophers that looked at the question of the best regime and came to two different conclusions. Which presents the question, who had a better argument on the best regime for a city? Both Aristotle and Plato present valid arguments on the best regime, Plato’s theory argues for Aristocracy as the best regime because it would have a philosopher as its ruler. Furthermore, Aristotle builds on Plato’s approach as he identified more than what the best regime is, he actually tried

  • Plato

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    winner of the North Award for the best paper in the 2012 Agora. Ben presented an earlier version of this paper at the ACTC Student Conference at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, in March, 2011.) When reading the Apology and the Crito of Plato, one inevitably comes upon a seeming fundamental contradiction between the two dialogues. The Apology presents readers with a defiant Socrates who declares in his trial that, if acquitted on the condition that he never philosophize again, he would

  • Plato

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    Another difference is that Plato believes that the best type of good is one that is desirable both in itself and for the sake of its results, while Aristotle says that if X is desired because it brings you to Y, then Y is ultimately better than X. Therefore, the highest good is one

  • Plato And Plato 's Republic

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    The ancient Greek Philosopher Plato had an interest in finding the ideal government. In Plato’s Republic, he discusses his ideas and views of how this ideal government would function. He believed that people are born into 3 different classes, with different responsibilities (Plato 415a). Only people in the “golden” class were fit to rule. The most effective of these rulers would be philosophers, as they have knowledge of the good of the whole (Plato 473d). This system seems too perfect for me. I

  • Plato And Plato : The Allegory Of The Republic

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    existing problems for a country to employ one kind of the regime? In Republic, Plato modified a paradise, bringing up the idea of politics, gave out his own definition of justice for the citizen—no meddling or moving of the classes. On the other hand, Aristotle provided his own comprehension about how a city should operate after studied and analysis 158 existing polis. During the discussion about the transition between regimes, Plato and Aristotle provided different comprehension about the regimes, stated

  • Plato And Plato 's The Apology

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    were inconceivable, which created a desire or love for wisdom. While many were interested in philosophy, pre-Socratic philosophers were more interested in determining how the world worked and its origins/cosmology, as oppose to philosophers such as Plato And Socrates who focused more on ethics or morality. Plato’s conception of God and religion can be depicted in his literatures “Euthyphro” and “The Apology” which he expresses through his writings of Socrates in dialogue formation. While one may assume

  • Plato And Plato: The Subject Of The Soul

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    Numerous philosophers, including Plato and Aristotle, widely and differently interpret the subject of the soul. On one hand, Plato is a dualist who believes that the soul and the body exist separately. He states that the soul is external and considers the body its prison. The body is immaterial and is concerned with physical things while the soul is immortal and divine. Plato views the soul as the most important thing in life, and he explains his reasons in the texts Meno and Phaedo. His arguments

  • A Comparison Of Plato, Dover, And Plato

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    October, 2017 Plato, Dover, and Plato The response I’ve chosen to expand and challenge is number four, partly because its the only one I’ve completed and in another part due to the incredibly complex subject matter. Response four asks us to pick apart the characteristics K.Dover attributes to homosexuality in classical Athens in comparison to Plato’s definitions in Symposium. I discovered that both articles weren’t defining the same things; while Dover was speaking about the literal act, Plato touches

  • Comparison Between Plato And Plato

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    morality is, how to create justice inside and outside society, the state of nature, equality, and the state of war. They distinguish how the people and government help create a well-oiled society. Comparing Plato to Rousseau, the beginning of philosophy to a more modern perspective. In Crito by Plato, Socrates continues a speech of the Laws of Athens by appealing to a social contract that exists between the Laws and the citizens. By living in Athens, one must abide by the Laws of Athens. Since Socrates

  • The Republic By Plato Vs. Plato

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    The Republic by Plato is an vision of an utopian society established through the character of Socrates. Many aspects of Plato’s society appears utopian; however, it can also be viewed dystopian as it is mere subjectiveness. Many of Plato’s arguments apply to current day society; for example, Donald Trump’s rise to power depicts democracy degenerating to despotism. Plato’s Republic is utopian in idealistic terms because the most qualified individual is in charge of society who is able to extend his