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Student Question on a Person's Obligation to Obey Community Law

support for the notion that people must obey the laws of the place in which they are born. How is this accomplished? Aristotle d...

Truth, the 'Examined Life,' and Socrates

new ideas. The body supplies the means by which knowledge can be attained, for it is necessary, according to Plato, for things an...

Socrates to John Dewey on Education

words, "how does one KNOW that this is the truth". Most of Socrates teaching took place on the steps of a Lyceum, much like an a...

Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard

he sought to bring truth to others. Does Socrates Do Evil? From Kierkegaards position it is perhaps truth that all people do e...

Changing Times and Unchanging Philosophical Themes

youth by by those who wanted to restore democracy to Athens (PG). While Socrates had much faith in people and believed that morali...

Perceptions of Socrates by Plato and Aristophanes

profit than seeking knowledge. The schools headmaster was Socrates, and Strepsiades hopes that Phidippides will be able to apply ...

'Unexamined Life' Philosophy of Socrates

In six pages this paper analyzes the contention of Socrates that an 'unexamined life is not worth living' as this view is represen...

Drug Law Philosoophy

background, the points which Gray (2001) makes are surprising to say the least. Gray (2001) sees the war we as a society are wagi...

Human Fulfillment Through Knowledge and Eros

Although biblical, the story provides a warning in that perhaps a little knowledge can be harmful. Another point of view is that k...

Philosophy and On Independent Thought Q and A

They are, instead, robot-like in that they do what they are told and do not question the validity of the teachings. Instead, peopl...

Natural Law and How It Developed

also wrote that one could live justly only if they lived in a just society (Beck, n.d.). Plato had a number of caveats about a jus...

Socrates, Human Nature, the 'Good Life,' and Plato's Gorgias

interlocutor" which is consistent with the importance he places on self-knowledge as a way to attain good and happiness. Callicles...

Socrates and Odysseus

is less important than the conversation which takes place, and since the two individuals are from periods in Greek history several...

Tacit Consent According to Socrates

the gods and sensible men, that you must worship it" (Plato, 51a). Therefore, Socrates clearly and evidently reveres the s...

Understanding and Communication as Perceived by Socrates

manifestation that Gorgias was forever attempting to read between the lines of what Socrates had to say, perpetually wondering if ...

Abortion and Morality

Introduction The issues surrounding abortion are complex to say the least. People are polarized on the issue...

Self Examination and the Method of Socrates

a person even know if those opinions are really yours or the opinions of others which you have adopted as your own without testing...

Evil Disease of Crime Cured in Gorgias by Plato

are afraid because ignorant, and perceive the pain and not the benefits; nor do they apprehend that a sick soul is worse than a si...

Philosophy of Socrates

childhood, during his early life, Socrates was a sculptor, following in the footsteps of his father, Sophroniscus (Wikpedia, 2003)...

Morals, Morality and Ethics

The writer discusses the moral and ethical positions of several philosophers including Ayer, Smith, Mackie, Socrates and Glaucon. ...

Happiness and Individuality According to Socrates and Huxley

wish, they have other freedoms that are perhaps not as obvious. Brave New World supports the hedonistic view. That is, Huxley (199...

Happiness and Individuality/Socrates and Huxley

individuality and happiness are intrinsically related, as the achievement of personal happiness is associated with obtaining the i...

An Analysis of a Case Study Regarding a Life and Death Decision

Kamath (2007) goes through all the possible outcomes regarding this dilemma. He explains that if the operation goes forth, there a...

Socrates, Rationalism, Behaviorism and Psychology

always do the good" and, therefore, is someone goes astray, it is because they lack the knowledge of how to "act rightly" (Shiraev...

Acting Justly and the Reasons for Doing So in The Republic by Plato

to be achieved. This scenario, by its very nature, assured the manifestation of orderliness and moderation rather than the less a...

A Philosopher Dialogue

guidance that gives meaning for man. Rather, as he explains, mans actions and intellectual activity seem to provide meaning. This ...

Achilles and Socrates

ghost, a phantom-true, but no real breath of life" (23.122-23). This minimal survival apparently depends on the appropriate funera...

Socrates and Niccolo Machiavelli on Political Education

ground, whether that is through dialectical discourse or reason (1994). Barber claims that neither approach leaves any room for po...

Utilitarianism and John Stuart Mill

this chapter, the highest normative principle involves the idea that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happ...