Plato's Ethics Analysis

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Gabriel Navarro
Professor Sara Solorzano
12 December 2014
Plato's Ethics: An Overview Plato is highly interested in the well being of human beings because according to his point of view and perspectives that is how one can achieve the highest aim of moral as well as conduct. Despite that, most of the first works he ever created were somewhat negative due tot the fact that he tends to diminish traditional values. He believes that happiness rather than being a feeling, it is a state of being where perfection is achieved but according to him it is difficult to comprehend and understand. It is also discussed what happens after someone dies, according to him there is no evidence that the search for virtues and goodness is still in
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Now he is trying to decipher what goodness is, at some point good may be taken as the glue that hold everything together, but also good may determine the functionality of any determinate object. The ability to become happy depends on how good you do your job, whether your performance is above average and produces profit. It it to be said that if good is the glue that holds everything together, then this must be acting at a cosmic level. Regardless of what he's aid about setting aside the visible heaven, he now is interested in creating a model in order to explain it. With this Plato introduces what is the Anima Mundi or world soul. He states that it consists of three specific features. The first ones says that what makes up the soul is essential for the construction of dialect. The second states that what helps construct dialect can help provide the soul with a mathematical structure. The third states that the mathematical structure is used as an a explanation of the heavenly bodies. It is questioned whether Plato's model would accurate because the composition of the soul is hard to comprehend. Numbers are treated as a pattern and Socrates defines the sole act of measuring as both pleasurable and painful at the same time. Precision is something Plato was highly concerned with however, he disregards precision when it comes to measure and define the state of the soul. Further into his works it is said that he relies on math for most of his philosophical works however, he doesn't go deeper in to math such as getting the actual measurements of all the cosmical bodies he has been talking
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