The Renaissance, a period of intellectual, political, and artistic rebirth, may have left women behind. The “Renaissance man” is the idea a well-rounded individual who is the best version of himself. This concept of humanism also encourages this ideal “Renaissance man” to be an active member of his community. Document D: Women And The Renaissance by Anthony Esler explains that the division between “the ‘domestic sphere’ of women and the ‘pubic sphere’ of men” originates in Athens. Ancient Greece was the perfect model of society in the eyes of Renaissance thinkers, which explains why the idea of “civic humanism” in the Renaissance only applies to men.
In Plato’s, The Republic, Book I, Socrates tries to prove to Thrasymachus “whether just people also live better and are happier than unjust ones” (352d). He argues that everything has a predisposed proficiency at a function, and that this functions are performed well by the peculiar virtue and badly by means of its vice (353a-353d) . The point of this paper is to present Socrates argument and evaluate it to the best of my ability. This argument can be categorized as an inductive generalization. Socrates states that the function of anything is what it alone can do or what it does best.
In The Republic, Socrates has some interesting views on the idea of what it means to be just and what a perfect and just society would look like. To me, some of his ideas made sense, while others seemed ridiculous. Despite some of Socrates’s faulty ideas, the way he uses reasoning and examples to justify his thoughts is noteworthy. Socrates seems to place wisdom, justice, and goodness above all other virtues, and he repeatedly comes back to these themes when he describes the perfect state and people who should live in it. First of all, I appreciated the way Plato wrote down Socrates’s words and thoughts.
It was because of their cultural and intellectual revolutions that the world as we know it now exists. Perhaps one of the most influential contributions of the Ancient Greeks was their literature, specifically, their myths. Greek mythology is considered by scholars as the great classics of literature.
Today we live in a world and time where Democracy is the answer to every situation. Where today people have the right to vote, the freedom to speak their minds, and the freedom to dream big and achieve their goals. We live in a time and day that began in Greece all at once. The Athenians assured the Greeks in a new age that brought a lot of new innovations in democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, theatre and mostly in society. The Greeks were strong and powerful but they were also skilled warriors.
Athena choice works out because of the Furies become good and help Athena. Although both of the texts tend to say if both of the persuaders are equal in grammar, the truth will almost always win. Aristotle also points out the more popular wins if none of the spectators know what is happening and the best one to trust is the good man. Finally, Aristotle and Aeschylus teach how speech is the critical part in winning argument, even better than brute force, because everyone can use
During his discussion with Socrates, Euthyphro agrees with much of Socrates reasoning. One of these many concessions is that “the gods love the pious act because it is pious”. This concession ultimately leads to Socrates defeating Euthyphro’s claim. Therefore, Euthyphro should have answered slightly different than just a defeated “yes”. However, because of Euthyphro’s definition of the pious, equating the pious to the god loved, the statement is circular in understanding, but it remains a true statement.
His one of his greatest pupil was Plato he wrote the book “Republic.” In which he wrote about how justice who affect society or the country in better ways than other and how it is the building blocks of things.HIs pupil was Aristotle was the author of a philosophical and scientific system who helped create christian Scholasticism and medieval Islamic philosophers. Those where only some of the
By including what immortality covers the argument makes sense talking about nonliving things and living things. As stated before, for nonliving things the argument would not would very well. I think just by including premise number two the argument became stronger and is now valid. In the Republic Socrates’ explained how injustice and other vices are bad for a soul, so I do not believe an argument could be made against how they could not destroy the soul. I think adding this premise makes the argument valid and sound.
Socrates is incorrect in saying that no one is wiser than he is. Socrates says, “I found that those who had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.” (Apology 26) By this definition, Socrates implies that those who see themselves as lesser are truly greater. Those who admit they know nothing, know everything. Socrates then goes on to state that he is the wisest of all. By stating that he is the wisest, he is inherently contradicting his earlier allegation where he claims that the wisest would not realize that he is wise.
Greece DBQ Theater, government, and religion were all essential parts of ancient Greek culture. A unique trait which all of these aspects of ancient Greek society shared was progression and development. Theater progressed from simply relaying stories to tackling controversial topics which sparked discussion. Government showed growth and progression in both Sparta and Athens. Sparta developed a militaristic society which eliminated socioeconomic inequality and Athens’s monarchy evolved into a free democracy where people’s voices were heard.
The comparison of these two men is presented because they had similar ambitions as well as setbacks and obstacles, but chose to lead as governments in very different manners. Although both men strived to be great leaders, Solon’s reforms in Athens were significantly stronger and more successful. Even though many believe Solon’s reforms were more beneficial to the city-state, some question his choices as government and have the opinion that Lycurgus was a better leader. One major claim
The answer to that question is Pericles of Athens he is who we need to lead us if you want Athens to be the best you must vote for Pericles. Pericles was born in 495 B.C.E. If you have never heard the name before still I want you to listen to his ideas and see for yourself all of the potential Pericles’s ideas have to shaping Athens for the better. If you want Athens to be the best it can be vote for Pericles. Pericles started his political journey in Athens in the courts.
Also Athens, capital of Greece was the birthplace of the famous statesman Cleisthenes who was the person to implement the first democratic reforms, laws that still we use today. As mentioned before, great philosophers, people who had a lot of free time to think were born in Greece. Some of them were Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Socrates stood out for his crazy ideas ahead
If a person is not happy, that means he failed to choose the right path or decision. If a man is happy, it is because he has made the best choice and has done well as the ideal version of himself. Therefore, a good person is a happy person. Aristotle also believes that a person becomes happy because of the activities that he does that promote the well-being of nature, which has will and intellect. Thus, the happiness of a person depends