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    Biography of Plato. Plato was a Greek philosopher‚ mathematician‚ rhetorician‚ writer‚ founder of Academy‚ and even a double Olympic champion. He was born in 427 BCE in family of wealthy and influential Athenian parents: Ariston and Perictione. Plato ’s real name was Aristocles. For his athletic figure his wrestling coach called him Plato‚ which means “broad”. As Plato was from a wealthy family‚ he got the best teachers of that time‚ who taught him music‚ grammar and athletics. At the age

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    an expression of character whereby the poet (using dialogue) and the actor (in a dramatic presentation) imitate a character. Furthermore‚ where that imitated character has undesirable traits‚ the imitation is to be avoided. And later‚ in Book X‚ Plato claims that most poetry of necessity contains evil men (in order to produce interest and pleasure)‚ and this too forms a basis for a wide-ranging condemnation of poetry. That imitation has harmful effects is a complex matter; Plato’s argument rests

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    Even today‚ people admire the ideas of Socrates‚ Plato‚ and Aristotle. Their teachings are at the root of modern philosophy and science. Alfred Whitehead is quoted as saying: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” If you really know how to read Plato‚ the truth behind this statement is easy to see. Nearly every great philosophical idea was discussed by Plato to some extent. The best way to put it is the way

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    1. Introduction In this essay in is a discussion about based on philosopher and which group of people Plato thinks should be ruling and why. The essay will start off with clarifying key concepts‚ for example what is a philosopher because it is much easier to understand the easy when one understands the key terms in it‚ terms that will appear throughout the essay itself. Then Plato’s theory will then be analysed in more detail and it is also of great importance that one also talks about Plato’s

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    Plato‚ student of Socrates‚ and Aristotle‚ student of Plato‚ two of the most influential philosophers to have ever walked the earth‚ take two completely different approaches whilst talking about the formation of city states and epistemology itself. Plato primarily defined the nature of things in theoretical terms through metaphysics‚ in contrast to actual terms. Thus by looking to the ’higher forms’ he aimed to explain the function of existing knowledge and understandings in the search for the ’absolute

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    I will present the argument for how this behaviour can be interpreted as being conservative using narratives from Crito and The Republic. Lastly‚ I will argue why this behaviour instead demonstrates that Socrates was a radical. In the Apology‚ Plato provides a narrative of Socrates’ defence for using the elenchus‚ an exhaustive questioning method‚ to stir the position of Athenian citizens on traditional values (Jowett‚ 2009). Derived from various arguments in The Apology‚ Crito‚ and The Republic

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    Tearra Daniel Philosophy 1030 Plato 2/20/2013 Plato was a well-known wrestler‚ and the name by which we know him today was his ring name. Plato means broad or flat: presumably in this case the former meaning‚ referring to his shoulder. At his birth in 429 B.C. Plato was given the name Aristocles. He was born in Athens‚ or on the island of Aegina‚ which lies just twelve miles offshores from Athens in the Saronic Gulf. Plato was born into one of the great political families of Athens. His

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    Plato (/ˈpleɪtoʊ/;[1] Greek: Πλάτων‚ Plátōn‚ "broad";[2] 428/427 or 424/423 BCE[a] – 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher‚ as well as mathematician‚ in Classical Greece‚ and an influential figure in philosophy‚ central in Western philosophy. He was Socrates’ student‚ and founded the Academy in Athens‚ the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student‚ Aristotle‚ Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.[3] Alfred

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    There were many great philosophers who have contributed in making philosophy what it is today‚ one of them being Plato. In addition to being an outstanding philosopher‚ he was also a mathematician and a writer. One of Plato’s biggest inspirations was his very own teacher Socrates. Socrates never wrote down a word of what he said‚ but thankfully Plato was able to record it all down for him and wrote many dialogues about Socrates words and teachings. One of Plato’s most famous works was his dialogue

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    Euthyphro – Plato NAME PHI208: Ethics and Moral Reasoning Instructor date Euthyphro – Plato The discussion between Socrates and Euthyphro is one of the most famous Socratic discussions because of the meaning set behind the actions. This discussion is focused on what is the piety or the holiness asked by Socrates to Euthyphro. Socrates appoints Euthyphro to help him understand what piety is as he admits he does not know‚ in order to help with his case against him. They argue

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