Intro to Ethics
Intro to Ethics PHIL-21001-009
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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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