Intro to Philosophy Greek Foundations Notes Week Twelve
Intro to Philosophy Greek Foundations Notes Week Twelve Philosophy 10200
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Intro To Philosophy Greek Foundations Notes Week 12 Book 8 of the Republic describes the decline of Plato’s perfect state into ever more less politically stable forms His view was that Democracy produces shallow, undisciplined people Notes on The Paramenides A very young Socrates vs. a very old Paramenides A late dialogue written by Plato in old age after reflection on his past works and theories The Socrates character does NOT win his argument with the interlocutor for once A critique considered quite powerful of the Platonic Theory of the Forms the Socrates character doesn’t react to well o Aristotle’s name for the argument is The “Third Man Concept” Infinite progression in the Forms o “Tigerhood” participates in “Super Tigerhood”, and then “Super Duper Tigerhood” and so on o The Theory of the Forms has no explanatory power- Aristotle 3 Man/Entity o X is an X through self sharing/participation o The Philosophical cost of the Theory of the Forms is too high- we can find a way to explain what this explains without us accepting an infinite regress Aristotle A Macedonian, sent to Athens at 16 to study with Plato His uncle arranged for him to go to Plato’s Academy He stayed at the Academy for 20 years- however, many don’t think that he studied directly under Plato persay
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