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    and is first of one opinion and then of another, and seems to have no intelligence.” (Plato, Republic, VI, 508) In this passage from book VI of Plato’s Republic, Socrates introduces the first of three similes to aid him in explaining to Glaucon the goodi. Socrates earlier in book VI explains, “Every...
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  • Philosophy
    Aristotle and Plato, two well-known philosophers. Plato's Theory of Forms is known as Platonic dualism because he believed reality was made of two worlds, the visible world and the intelligible world (world of Forms). Plato illustrated his idea of dualism in The Simile of the Line. The Simile of the Line...
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  • “the Greek Philosophy: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle”
    September 5, 2012 BSPT 1 B-2 PHILO-19 Sir. Dino Cabrera Summary of Chapter 2 “THE GREEK PHILOSOPHY: SOCRATES, PLATO AND ARISTOTLE” There are many different philosophers who appear during the fifth century one of this were the Sophist came from the greek word sophisma...
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  • Plato’s Theory of Forms
    reality.This world of our senses fluctuates but the real world does not. In his text he uses three images to explain us his forms.He uses the simile of a sun ,a line and a cave.Just as in our world of senses sun is the source of growth and light ,which gives visibility to our eyes and the objects around...
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  • Philosophy
    Person Socrates (470-399 B.C.E) was the first major western philosopher. He wrote no philosophy and what we know of him comes chiefly from his pupils Plato and Xenophon. Socrates challenged the sophists doctrines of relativism and moral realism he often taught that beauty and goodness determined by utility...
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  • Plato on the Parthenon
    The philosophical ideas of Plato that relate to the Parthenon include whether the structure is an element of the Visible World or the Intelligible World. In my opinion, Plato would view the Parthenon as an object in the Visible World. The Parthenon is a one of a kind monument that is tangible and exists...
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  • Paper
    The Good as the Sun In The Republic, Book VI, the Form of the Good is compared to the sun. The present essay explains and unpacks this crucial simile with unprecedented clarity and detail. The essay shows that, beneath an alien surface, Plato's thought (To simplify the complicated circumlocutions...
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  • Plato vs. Aristotle
    Plato vs. Aristotle Plato and Aristotle, two philosophers in the 4th century, hold polar views on politics and philosophy in general. This fact is very cleverly illustrated by Raphael's "School of Athens" (1510-11; Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican), where Plato is portrayed looking up to the higher...
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  • Evening Hawk Insight
    suggested by the lines which follow the description of the bat: "The star / Is steady, like Plato, over the mountain" (17-18). The comparison between the star and the philosopher narrows the breach between man and nature; however, it is not platonism which is "steady" here, but Plato himself, perhaps...
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  • Socrates and Plato
    Socrates and Plato: Significant Philosophers of Ancient Greece "The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living." This is the famous quote proclaimed by Socrates, a controversial philosopher of ancient Athens. He believed that anyone could lead a significant and meaningful existence by examining his or...
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  • Figures of Speech
    omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, or personification. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from...
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  • The Allegory of the Cave
    Plato’s simile of the cave, located in Book VII of The Republic is one of the most famous allegories in which he has created. This simile touches base on a number of philosophical ideas which Plato developed over the progression of The Republic, the most noticeable being the dividing line. The dividing...
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    things according to Parmenides.(2) Explain Plato’s divided line and how this is the same and different from Aristotle’s theory of knowledge. Discuss the meaning of Plato’s analogy of the cave. See LAP p. 67-75 and see the simile of the line in terms of Plato’s epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics...
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  • Evening Hawk explication
    flapping of the hawk’s wings as he flies through his natural path each day. These lines serve as a metaphor for man passing day by day through existence, constantly approaching death. The third stanza contains a singular line, which describes the “stalks” that the hawk’s wings cut down. “Our error” refers...
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  • statement of intent
    journey from the visible realm to the intelligible realm. I will create this through ideas such Plato’s similes; the sun, the divided line and the cave analysed in the republic. For instant Plato defines the realm of appearance as our everyday experiences, analogous to the physical or external world...
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  • Rethoric
    statements of plot may include multiple inferences, as in traditional ballads… Comment on the lines: "For words, like Nature, half reveal/And half conceal the Soul within" (Tennyson). Comment on the lines: "said my Muse to me, Look in thy heart and write(Sir Philip Sidney). Define the following...
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  • creative writing
    eloquent enough to win points and manipulate others. Language is used in such a way so as to produce a desired impression upon the hearer or reader. Plato referred to "Rhetoric as the art of ruling the minds of men." Rhetorical writing needs to have an effective and elegant composition of words so that...
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  • Epic Feature
    Its purpose is to praise and glorify. Odes describe nature intellectually rather than emotionally and usually consist of a succession of stanzas in lines of varying length and meter. The term comes from the Greek oide or aoide, which was derived fromaeidein, meaning “to sing.” Originally, an ode was...
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  • Analysis of "I Have a Dream" Speech
    emancipation proclamation) “momentous decree” to a “great beacon light” to those who had “been seared in the flames of withering injustice” in an example of a simile and then a metaphor. The metaphor is expanded to call the proclamation “a joyous daybreak” to a “long night.” The metaphors help prove King's point...
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  • Eng 125 Responses to a Poem
    starry skies;" is a simile allowing the reader to see her as Bryon saw her, the light in all the darkness that surrounded her at that moment. ("She Walks in Beauty" as cited in Clugston, 2010, lines 1 & 2). She was the star in the dark sky. The use of the enjambment in the lines mentioned indicates...
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