It is interesting that Plato portrays the relationship between men only, but not the typical relationship between men and women. It may because Plato wants to stress more on the “original nature/ value” of love: love that is far away from physical desire (i.e. sex/ impressions towards one’s physical body). We should appreciate one’s spirit according to Plato. We love each other because we share the similar, or same values.
Lysias and Socrates speeches In this essay, we will compare and contrast two different speeches on love in Plato’s Phaedrus. First speech and second speeches are both blaming love .The first speech by Lysias and second speech by Socrates. The definition of Love is the attraction, which contains sexual desire and the strong love felt by person who has a romantic relationship. There are two people who are Socrates talking to the young man who is Phaedrus. Also, both of them love speeches and like to listen to speeches.
He could have fixated on the positive and negative consequences of a person's actions; such as what impact Euthyphro's prosecution would have on his family. Or, he could have fixated on whether a particular action complies with the rules or not, such as the question of whether his father transgressed a law. These are some approaches of other philosophers. However, these were not Plato's main intrigues; Plato was eager instead to consider, what actions are most salutary for the human soul. As a result, Plato is kenned for his fixate on virtue ethics, an approach to ethics that places highlight on one's moral character.
Isocrates and Aristotle both displayed an evident passion for this thing called “rhetoric.” Aristotle said that, “Rhetorical study, in its strict sense, is concerned with the modes of persuasion” (Aristotle, 2). Isocrates and Aristotle argued that this kind of writing was an art. By favoring an art definition over a science, they suggested that writing takes imagination as well as concentration. They illustrated that the language is constantly moving, and the mind of an author should be open and explorative. Isocrates and Aristotle both believed in the influence of sound rhetoric; furthermore, they insist upon a strategic education to further what they consider to be true rhetoric.
28-2-2015 Question :1. What is the significance of Alcibiades and his speech in the Symposium as a whole? Make sure to support your interpretation with evidence from the text. Alcibiades´s speech is an important part of the Symposium, because it serves as a companion to Socrates´s speech that precedes it, which is the Ladder of Love. The Ladder of Love is a highly complex, abstract treatise about beauty, which bring up the idea that love is about pursuing philosophy and the beautiful things, not sexual intercourse.
Book One of Plato’s The Republic includes an argument between two individuals, Socrates and Thrasymachus, where they attempt to define the concept of justice. Thrasymachus states that justice is what is advantageous for the stronger, however, Socrates challenges this belief through pointing out holes in Thrasymachus’s argument. In this paper, I will reconstruct the steps of this argument in order to evaluate the claims of both Socrates and Thrasymachus and demonstrate that, Socrates had a stronger claim than Thrasymachus in regards to justice because of the flawed assumptions Thrasymachus makes in relation to the word “advantageous,” how rulers behave, and how government is implemented. His assumptions not only lack external evidence, but Thrasymachus is unable to be critical of the fact that his assumptions just mimic general understandings of the word “advantageous,” without deeper thought of what the word truly means in this context. The argument begins when Thrasymachus first states that, “justice is nothing other than what is advantageous for the stronger” (pg.
The Symposium was written by Plato, a philosopher who had shaped the way people think about topics such as ethics, politics, truth, and desire. He was one of Socrates’ prominent students. He had also written many other works regarding the themes of reality, education, and knowledge so in comparison, The Symposium, which is about love, (Naugle, 2010) and since the most appreciated classical literary works at that time were epics, which revolved around military heroism and masculinity (Allan, 2014), a work discussing the theme of love seems misplaced and frivolous in comparison. But remarkably, Plato does a good job in linking love and philosophy. The Symposium starts off with a character named Apollodorus telling an anonymous companion the account of the drinking party held to pay tribute to Agathon to commend the triumph of his first tragedy.
Rhetorical Analysis of David Brook’s “People Like Us” The goal of argumentative writing implies the fact of persuading an audience that an idea is valid, or maybe more valid than somebody else’s. With the idea of making his argument successful, and depending on which topic is being established, the author uses different strategies which Aristoteles defined as “Greek Appeals”. Pathos, the first appeal, generates emotions in the reader, and it may have the power of influencing what he believes. Ethos, or ethical appeals, convince the reader by making him believe in the author’s credibility. Logos, or logical appeals, imply the use of reasoning, and, moreover, it may be the most powerful strategy in the pocket of the author as his audience is more likely to believe in facts.
Realizing that Protagoras was proclaimed as the best mastermind of his exchange, Socrates needs to recognize what the mystery behind all that buildup is. Saying this doesn 't imply that that Socrates hate Protagoras, as the way of their exchange sort of directs or rather requires that he regards the man for what he has finished up until this point. Having at long
In the Book I, the discussion of defining justice is brought out from peers of Socrates: Cephalus defines justice as “giving what is owed and living up to your legal obligations and being honest”. Polemarchus says justive is “the art which gives good to friends and evil to enemies”. Thrasymachus proclaims “justice is nothing else than the interest and advantage or what is beneficial to the stronger. (SparkNotes, 2002) Socrates refuted their opinion or suggestion and disproved them by showing unjust cases. There are three arguments listed by Socrates preferring to the just life than the unjust life.