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Plato Questions and Answers
What is Plato's definition of the human person?
What was Plato's ideal government?
What is Plato's view on "poetry" and the poet? Do you agree with his view? Give reasons for your answers.
What does Plato mean by saying that literature is twice removed from reality? Explain
According to Plato, are the ideas of Beauty and Courage objectively real, or are they notions that we invent in our minds whenever we want to? Do you think these ideas are objectively real? Provide an argument to back up your answer.
How might Plato's ideas be relevant today? Do any contemporary issues come to mind?
How did the teaching methods of Plato and Aristotle differ?
What did Plato believe in?
Why does Plato think the soul has 3 parts and not 2 or 1?
How did Plato distinguish between knowledge and opinion?
How was Plato significant in Western Civilization? How did his writings influence ethics and politics? Reference The Republic, The Symposium, and Socrates's dialogues.
Explain Plato's idea of justice.
What is Plato's view on mimesis?
How does Socrates use ethos, pathos, and logos in Plato’s Apology of Socrates?
What are Plato's views and statements on mankind?
What is a summary of Crito by Plato.
Summarize the reasons Crito gives for thinking that Socrates should escape In Plato's dialogue of the same name. Do you find them persuasive?
A biologist discovered a new organism and classified it as a mollusk after studying its characteristics. As a mollusk, what does the animal probably have, according to Plato?
What was Plato's key contribution to metaphysics?
What are the main arguments Socrates makes in Plato's Phaedo concerning fear of death?
Discuss the theory of knowledge by Plato.
What are the Platonic dialogues?
What is the role the soul plays for knowledge in Platonism?
Explain the nature and importance of Plato’s theory of forms to a friend or a family member who is unfamiliar with philosophy .
Who was Plato?
Explain whether you agree with Plato and his theories of education. Do you agree with Plato and his theories of education?
Why is literature trivial, false, and useless according to Plato?
Plato & Aristotle . How did they differ? please some one answer.
How has Plato influenced politics?
Explain Plato's conception of philosophy by isolating and weaving together passages that explicitly and implicitly address Plato's concepts.
Why should we agree with view of Plato's on poetry and poet ?
Discuss the life and works of Plato, and mention his main literary contributions.
According to Plato, how ought one live?
Plato and the Selection of Leaders Our present election reminds me that we often seem to select our leaders for all the wrong reason: best looking, best speaker, most money, best organization, etc. In "The Republic," Plato offers a much different process for "selecting" leaders. What do you think we can learn from Plato's insights? Can we do anything to implement his proposals? Should we?
How could I use Socrates's Defense (in the Apology) to defend G. K. Chesterton in his essay "The Revival of Philosophy—Why?"
Briefly state the main idea and critically comment on "Poetry and Unreality." literary criticism
Describe the metaphor Socrates uses to explain to Ion why “the gift he possesses of speaking excellently about Homer is not an art, but ... an inspiration” in Ion by Plato.
What were Plato's worries?
How would I write an essay on 'Poetry and Unreality ' by Plato. It should be about 400 words.
What is the most authoritative art and why? Would Plato agree? What are the highest forms of beauty, and why is mathematics especially well-equipped to demonstrate beauty?
Describe the practice of philosophy as defined by Socrates.
Critically explain, how does Aristotle improve the philosophy of Plato? Please send as much information as possible. I need to write a 500 word essay from my finals.
How does Plato in Gorgias argue against Callicles' position that 'justice is the right of the stronger'/ 'might makes right'?
What is a philosopher and why is the philosopher the best ruler?
What is the meaning of Aristophanes's speech from Plato's Symposium?
What does "Remembered the soul's history" mean?
How do I create my own socratic dialogue between myself and Socrates? I have to type a 2 page paper having a socratic dialogue with Socrates using one of his ideas. I need help getting started.
Did Socrates imagine philosopher-kings to be rhetoricians or very eloquent?
How many neurons are there in the human brain?
Do you think any of the speakers come close to a good description of Love? What, according to Diotima, is Love?