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(N8) Plato- Republic Book VI

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1090
Professor
Sarah Byers
Semester
Fall

Description
Plato: Republic Book VII Way of knowing vs. Way of being Book VI Ontological Superiority Allegory of the Cave Cave: Feasting & other pleasures Sensual satisfaction Images=familiarity Pain of sight▯mind=eye of the soul Image­Copy­Real thing=double deception Story is about philosophers (Socrates) Line ­ Images of sensible objects/actions= shadows. Born into society and not  questioning things. ­ Puppets=actions ­ Axioms and implications­ Reflections ▯ ormulaic actions ­ Forms= trees ­ Sun= goodness Moral: To question conventions means just because something is acceptable doesn’t  mean it is the right way. One must sacrifice comfort in order to find out the truth. Responsibility ­ Truth=essential in being a happy human being ­ Mind is oriented towards truth so minds must be satisfied with the truth ­ “Conversion”: Education is the turning around of the whole soul.                      ^ Intellectual/ Moral Fulfillment                      ^            Change life ­ Plato lays out curriculum. ­ Dialectic, Geometry… ­
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