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The Sophists and Socrates (Ethics 03)
Plato composed over twenty dialogues, (the dialogue itself was then a revolutionary prose form) as well as a series of philosophical letters. Although most of the letters are thought to be forged, the "Seventh Letter" contains information about Plato's life that most scholars believe to be accurate. Almost all of Plato's works were lost during the Middle Ages, except for the first third of the . His writings were not recovered until the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when Italian humanistsgradually rediscovered and translated his works into Latin. From thispoint forward, Plato's texts, and his magnum opus , in particular, have had an impact on European history second only to theworks of Aristotle. Particularly influential was his theory of Forms, inwhich Plato suggested that the reality of corporeal and materials things isbased on a metaphysical reality of ideas that exists in an eternal world ofForms. Plato's idea of a an absolute Form of the Good was close to the Christianmonotheistic God; Neoplatonism in the Christianizing Roman Empire (100-400CE) revived Plato as an early precursor of Christian doctrine.
Plato and the Idea of Justice – Hesiod's Corner
In Book IV of the , Plato discusses the threevirtues which hold both the ideal state and the ideal individualtogether which consist of: (1) wisdom which operates in therulers (state) and reason (soul), (2) courage which operates inthe auxiliaries (state) and the will (soul), and (3) temperancewhich operates in the workers (state) and the appetite (soul).
The Ethics of Plato and Aristotle ..
So it has been shown that Plato recommends five cardinalvirtues for the living of a moral life which are those of:wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, and integrity.
Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues Prof. Sugrue …
Except for a few helpfulinsights and further clarifications, Aristotle appears to repeatthe same exact ethical system described and developed by Platobut in a more flowery language.
Both Socrates and Plato were opposed to the Sophists, ..
Through the discourses of Socrates by Plato and the discussionsof Aristotle, one develops a clearer understanding andapplication of character ethics. Overall, Eudaimonism appears to be the most useful andpractical of the Big Four ethical systems.