• The Foundations of Plato's Great Society
    all fields, he becomes a ruler of the State and a true guardian. In this way, the guardian appears, after fifty full years, as the only individual competent and worthy of ruling the ideal State. To Plato, he is perfect, or at least the complete and just ruler – the philosopher-king. Plato is...
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  • Plato and Aristotle’s Forms of Government
    find their rulers that possess the perfect wisdom to lead the city-state. Plato describes four forms of government: meritocracy, timocracy, oligarchy and democracy. Plato believes the best form of government is meritocracy where the wise rule is known as the philosopher king. This is because the...
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  • Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas Fact files
    B.C., after he left Athens and fled to Chalcis. Early Life In Athens, Aristotle enrolled in Plato’s Academy, Greek’s premier learning institution, and proved an exemplary scholar. Aristotle maintained a relationship with Greek philosopher Plato, himself a student of Socrates, and his academy for...
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  • Greek Social and Political Thought
    | |However, the basic characteristics of the Ancient Greek was to understand what was, and how it was created. The philosophers of | |that time questioned the available knowledge on realty and seek to find a satisfied answer to their intellectual interest. | |Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras...
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  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
    Socrates: what is piety and what is impiety? Euthyprho's five answers, Socrates' objections to each Who Socrates (philosophers, 70) -have to look at interplay of characters things they say related to personal characteristics Euthyphro (prophet 3b, 4e-5a, 6b) Meletus (S's prosecutor: 2b) What...
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  • Plato Analysis
    . This argument will later lead to his assertion that philosophers are the best leaders a state can have. Bound by ethics and reason, philosopher-kings would ensure that society is properly educated, supremely tolerant, and, most importantly, true to the ideal of justice that Plato holds dear....
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  • Exam 1
    . Wanted to be President 11. Plato wrote that a tyrant can become dangerous because every tyrant has too much A. Freedom to rule B. Material wealth C. Popular support D. Interest in war 12. The Five Themes of Geography are: Place, Location, Movement, Human/Environment...
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  • Plato Plato
    sovereignty of the central authority, and the formation of a strong military class to enforce the orders of the philosopher-king. In this way, Plato incorporated the authoritarian forms of Sparta into his ideal society. Plato’s Republic cannot be dismissed as an idyllic vision of utopia or a mere...
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  • Philosophy
    relationship between the individual and the kind of society in which he or she lives. The ideal state, for Plato, meets three basic characteristics 1) Nourishing needs, 2) Protection needs 3) Ordering needs These needs are best met by three classes: Workers, Warriors, Guardians or PhilosopherKings...
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  • plato
    should live: justly, rationally and in harmony with others. Plato used many literary devices to maintain this argument, but these devices should not be confused with literal intention. The discussion on Guardians and Philosopher-Kings is an analogy of how the individual soul should follow reason...
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  • Plato and Aristotle
    examine such differences of background, temperament and mental attitude between the two great philosophers, and to refer to their philosophies only by way of illustration. What kind of men were Plato and Aristotle? * * * Plato was an Athenian, a member, through both his parents, of families...
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  • Plato
    state in his mind, which is the perfect state that can be unreachable one, which is the ruling of the philosopher king for Plato. When we say that until society is controlled by philosophers there will be no end to the troubles of states or their citizens. (P.238, parg. 501-e) so this becomes...
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  • Aristotle
    the age of seventeen, Proxenus sent Aristotle to Athens where he joined Plato’s Academy. Plato was another highly respected Greek philosopher at this time. At the Academy, Aristotle was taught by Plato and he became one of the best students. He studied everything there from astronomy, mathematics...
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  • Ancient and Medieval Political Theory.
    memoirs are pastiches, several of which simply could not have occurred as presented. Plato More vivid realistic depiction Philosophers have usually privileged the account of Socrates given by their fellow philosopher, Plato. Plato was about twenty-five when Socrates was tried and executed, and had...
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  • Aristotle Life Story
    Aristotle was born in Greece approximately 384 B.C., to parents Nicomachus and Phaestis. His father Nicomachus was physician to King Amyntas of Macedon, and his mother was of a wealthy family from the island of Euboea. When he was 17 he went to study at Plato’s Academy in Athens, where he stayed...
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  • Analysis of Plato the Rebublic
    and greatest wave Socrates is forced to meet introduces two famous and essential concepts: the theory of ideals, or forms, and the philosopher-king. The theory of forms manifests itself in Socrates' resistance to address possibility. It is dangerous for Socrates to comply with the entreaties of his...
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  • Plato
    become kings or kings had become philosophers, would a society based on justice be possible. Justice: The Republic, Book I 1. It is believed that Plato may have originally written Book I as a complete dialogue on the concept of justice -- and later decided to use it as an account for his quest...
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  • Coach Carter
    Cleito, the daughter of Evenor and Leucippe, who bore him five pairs of male twins. The eldest of these, Atlas, was made rightful king of the entire island and the ocean (called the Atlantic Ocean in his honor), and was given the mountain of his birth and the surrounding area as his fiefdom. Atlas's...
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  • Democracy
    admiration by serving their fellow citizens and who are willing to sacrifice their lives as their only material possessions. On the highest level of his utopian society we can find the scientists, scholars, high-level experts, the so called “lovers of wisdom”, in essence, “philosophers”, whom Plato regards...
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  • W800 Rules and Regulations
    ] In Western philosophy, the ancient Greeks initially regarded the best form of government as rule by the best men. Plato advocated a benevolent monarchy ruled by an idealized philosopher king, who was above the law.[11] Plato nevertheless hoped that the best men would be good at respecting...
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