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Intro to Ethics

by: Layne Henwood

Intro to Ethics PHIL-21001-009

Layne Henwood
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Introduction to Ethics
Frank L. Scalambrino
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Layne Henwood on Tuesday February 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL-21001-009 at Kent State University taught by Frank L. Scalambrino in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Ethics in PHIL-Philosophy at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 02/02/16
Plato Tuesday, February 2, 2016 5:00 PM Plato Summary  Socrates taught Plato  Plato taught Aristotle  Aristotle taught Alexander the Great  Scala Amoris o Referred to as ladder of love o Soul can climb the ladder to go "back home" Immortality of the Soul  There are different levels of the soul o Ex. Plants are not as advanced as humans o Humans are not the highest  The power animating the body can not die o The physical body dies but the body does not o The power animating the body is stuck inside it  The idea of the "good" is the highest idea or best idea  Love is protected by "the good"  There is an important relationship between love and "the good" Transmigration  Reincarnation o The physical body must eventually die although the soul will not  People want to escape reincarnation by living the best possible life o Living a "good" life  If a person lives a bad life they will be reincarnated after their physical body dies to a lower soul 3 Greek Words for Love  Agape o God is love o Love of mankind o Not as looked at as the other two kinds of love  Philia o Platonic love o Love for a family member o Love for a friend o Philosophical love  Eros o Erotic love o Physical love Soteriology  Soterio- Greek word to save (save yourself)  Relate to other souls through the physical body  Do not want to have only eros (type of love)  Relating to how to save yourself o From reincarnation o To live the "good" life, or best life possible  Plato: have the best "good" life in order to return home o Or not be reincarnated Socrates reaction to: "Poof All Gone" Theory  What if the soul dies with the body?  When a soul believes this about itself the soul lacks courage o Or the soul is too afraid  When encountering a soul that believes this Socrates believed you should sing a charm over it o Literally sing to it o Or teach it Platonic philosophy


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