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Human Effort and Improvement According to Socrates and Seneca

In five pages this report discusses the extent human effort can result in improvement in a consideration of Letters from the Stoic...

Socrates as Seen Through the Eyes of Plato and as Presented in Phaedo, Protagoras, and Meno

In three pages this paper discusses how Socrates can be studied by reading the dialogues of his most famous student. There are no...

Virtue and Socrates

This paper consists of five pages and discusses how virtue is exemplified by the Greek philosopher Socrates with 2 Platonic dialog...

Socrates and the Great Dialogues of Plato

Plato demonstrates Socratess reason for remaining imprisoned even though he had opportunity to escape and the Phaedo addresses phi...

Authority and Its Historical Challenges

This five pages this paper examines how authority was challenged by Socrates, Antigone, and Jesus Christ and how each suffered tra...

Why Socrates 'Did' Philosophy According to J.S. Mill

In four pages John Stuart Mill's views on why philosophy was 'done' by Socrates are examined in a consideration of the ancient Gre...

Philosophical Views on Human Sexuality

In six pages the philosophical perspectives of Epicurus and Socrates among others are applied to a human sexuality interpretation....

An Examination of the Literary Criticism Launched Against Athenian Politics

This ten page paper explores the criticism Greek writers and philosophers such as Euripedes, Socrates, and Aeschylus had for the A...

Political Philosophy of Greece and Athens

much as they are in todays society. Therefore, the philosophies and laws created chaos, but democracy was enjoyed as a fact of ex...

Ethics and Copyright Infringement

In five pages the ethical implications of reproducing computer software without authorization are discussed with morality and ethi...

Euthyphro by Plato and the Reactions of David Hume and Immanuel Kant

In six pages this paper discusses how Plato's Euthyphro would be received by Hume and Kant in a consideration of family duty, love...

Philosophers as Viewed by Friedrich Nietzsche

In four pages this paper examines how Plato and Socrates were philosophically viewed by Nietzsche. Two sources are cited in the b...

Unstoppable Knowledge Pursuit

In five pages this paper considers the philosophical views of David Hume and Socrates regarding Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation ...

Psychology and Its Philosophical Foundations

In five pages psychology and the foundations laid by philosophy are examined in a discussion of Herodotus, Socrates, Aquinas, Lock...

Astronomy and Greece

Since approximately 700 B. C., astronomy had a great deal to do with keeping time (PG). Natural periods of time were generated th...

Sophocles, Aristotle, and Socrates on Political Man and Sense of Duty

In seven pages this paper examines the conflict of man's struggles in accepting duties and responsibilities to the polis from the ...

Greek Philosophers and Myth v. Knowledge

he did not know the true cause of an action he would readily admit to not knowing. This should not be mistaken however for a will...

How Friedrich Nietzsche Viewed Plato and Socrates

upon expressing an objective truth. For example, approving of an action and stating that the action is right can be construed as ...

Crito's Argument That Socrates Should Escape from Prison

In five pages this paper considers why Crito believes Socrates should attempt a prison escape instead of subject himself to capita...

Love According to Socrates

In five pages this paper considers how Socrates may have delivered a speech regarding love with references made to Symposium by ...

Dialogue Between Gorgias and Socrates

In six pages this paper examines Plato's Gorgias which describes a philosophical dialogue between the title character and Socrates...

Man of All Seaons/Robert Bolt

This essay discusses Robert Bolt's play that relates the life of Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons. The writer compares More's he...

Civil Disobedience and Socrates

In five pages this paper examines the justifiability of civil disobedience in a consideration of several philosophers and theori...

Paradox of Learning in Plato' Meno

For Socrates, and consequently Plato, the great business of life was conversation. He sought out everyone, and seizing upon some e...

Virtue and Meno by Plato

In six pages this paper discusses virtue and whether or not it is possible to teach in a consideration of the dialogue between Men...

Ovid's Metamorphoses and Socrates in Plato's Apology

"Metamorphoses" and Socrates "Apology". While "Apology" is Platos account of Socrates trial and ultimate death it is also...

Socrates and Callicles Dialogue

to shake off these social controls and become the master rather than the slave. This, he argues, is the true justice of nature: la...

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...