Topics: The Brothers Karamazov, Plato, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Pages: 3 (876 words) Published: February 26, 2013
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Abasov Gianzhali
E. Taitelieva and S. Olson
What is the model of a “happy society” suggested by the Grand Inquisitor? How it similar or different from the model of the “ideal society” envisioned by Plato?
Since the whole history of the world there were great thinkers. Great thinkers are that people who very clever and goes beyond their society. Mostly all inventions and great ideas comes from that people with extraordinary abilities. These abilities given them from the God. Also to show your extraordinary abilities requires being brave. Because these great people think in the different way than their society, and in most cases society can’t understand them.

There are two philosophers who tried to imagine perfect society. Two outstanding thinkers form different times. Both of them expressed, thought their works, their own picture of perfect society.
First is Plato. Plato was a philosopher from ancient Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates. Writer of the great work “The Republic”. He is the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning. Plato laid the foundation of western philosophy.

Second, is Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky is more or less modern writer. Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist, short storywriter, and essayist. He wrote a lot of books such as “Idiot”, Abasov 2 “Crime and Punishment”, and his last work is “Brothers Karamazov”. In his last work he expressed his vision of perfect society where all people will be happy. Plato in his book “The Republic” expressed his own point of view on justice and happiness. Plato saw justice in equality. That all people should work according to their prospection. “Quantity and quality are therefore more easily produced when a man specialized appropriately on a single job for which he is naturally fitted,...
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