Protagoras was a critic, an instructor of sorts, and was held in high respects by the Greek Philosophers ' general public. Socrates needed to chat with Protagoras not just because of him being the most well-known mastermind in Greece at the time, additionally to discover what precisely he instructs
Aristotle is a Greek philosopher who was born some time around 384 BC in the city Stagira, which is in the Greece kingdom of Macedonia, and he died in 322 BC (Wikipedia). Aristotle was a well known philosopher, in fact he was such a well known philosopher that he was given some nicknames from the Ancient Greek people for his modesty. When Aristotle was younger (17-18) he, “...joined Platos Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven” (Wikipedia). At the Academy Aristotle was a great student, but wasn't the best because he was concern of the way they scrutinized philosophical issues and the way world works, and it's not just the perfect forms and realm of ideas that matter, regarding their theory of ideas (Gradesaver).
The allegory of the cave contains a very poignant message about learning and new experiences but it’s not real. It’s written as Socrates telling a story in order to illustrate his point. The first man is forcibly removed from the cave and shown the light, creating a painful experience. Douglass’ story is autobiographical and it shows a true need for knowledge in order to be free from the bondage of slavery. He has no choice other than to learn and be in pain.
It really proves the saying, “history repeats itself.” I find these readings to be of great fascination, as it shows me that humans of that time were no less morally conscience or intelligent than we are today. Furthermore, I always thought that dialectic discussion and debate came about during the Age of Enlightenment. Hopefully, there is a section in our textbook about the Age of Enlightenment philosophers because it would be interesting to know how much they were influenced by men like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. With my limited knowledge of the Age of Enlightenment philosophers, I would have to think that it was quite a lot considering how similar many of the ideas about morality and justice are when compared
The second option is that you, instead of sacrificing your well-being, allow the car to hit your friend which will result in their death. This scenario, with both decisions resulting in unwanted consequences, illustrates what a dilemma is and will help in understanding the specific dilemma I plan to discuss for the remainder of this essay. The Euthyphro dilemma has plagued the minds of great thinkers since the time of antiquity. This dilemma finds its origins in Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro which features Socrates and Euthyphro, his son as well as an ancient religious prophet of Athens, engaging in discourse that touches on the relationship between the gods and piety. Socrates, while engaging in civil discourse with the prophet, presses him four different times in order to bring forth a
Online information cite theguardian.com states that a professor of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell named James Propp said “Conway is the rare sort of mathematician whose ability to connect his pet mathematical interests makes one wonder if he isn’t, at some level, shaping mathematical reality and not just exploring it,” This is just one example of how others view Conway. Another proponent of John’s work is Sir Michael Atiyah who called Conway “the most magical mathematician in the world.” The views and opinions of other people and other mathematicians about Conway’s work not only stems from his contributions to math, but also his interesting personality. John Conway is indeed one of the most interesting people you will meet. Not only did he used to walk the streets of Liverpool barefoot or in”Jesus sandals” , but he is also called “a sort of proto-hippie” by theguardian.com. In addition to that, Conway was nicknamed “Mary” by one of his teachers because of his womanish disposition.
The dialogue is extremely interesting and really makes you analyse their points. Background Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in 470BC. He was a classical Greek philosopher who had many different beliefs. These beliefs brought about different opinions and produced numerous amounts of debates and discussions. As he didn’t come from a wealthy family, Socrates had to prove himself and work hard to achieve success.
Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, defines a tragic hero as a man or woman of high standing that is capable of great suffering both physically and/or mentally. They must also possess many excellent qualities in character, but who will possess one character flaw that will lead to his or her downfall and we (as an audience) accept this downfall because of their fatal flaw. Using this definition, we can deduce that Oedipus is in fact a tragic hero. Oedipus was king of Thebes. By solving the Sphinx’s riddle, he saved Thebes and the people made him king.
In Plato’s Republic, the philosopher kings are arguably the most important element of Plato’s idea for a utopian society, Kallipolis Philosopher kings are the ruling class of Kallipolis, rising to power after years of intensive education in all fields of study, but specifically in philosophy and politics. These years of education and training to become philosopher kings results in a virtuous and selfless ruling class that is dedicated to protecting the happiness of the community as a whole. Philosopher kings value truth and knowledge above all else, making them free from the temptations that entice those of lesser moral character, and thus establishing the philosopher kings as the only ones who can be trusted to rule. The idea of a ruling class such as the philosopher kings gives insight as to the ideals valued by Greek society and its thoughts pertaining to leadership. Greek society placed high merit
Introduction and Rationale “In a race the quickest runner can never overtake the slowest, since the pursuer must first reach the point whence the pursued started, so that the slower must always hold a lead.” - Aristotle1 Zeno of Elea was a Greek mathematician and philosopher who was known for his stimulating paradoxes that tried to prove what some might believe impossible. Zeno’s paradoxes, in some form, have been the base for almost all of the theories generated about space and time and infinity since his time to our current one, such as Tomson’s Lamp. His ideas and principles influenced Greek philosophers such as Aristotle to observe the world in a different, more mathematical way. One of his most famous paradoxes was