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Plato Violence in Socratic Examples Others Term Paper

… Plato

Violence in Socratic Examples

Others may do violence to living things -- we will do no violence to living things." from the "Sutta on Purifying")

One of the values which appears to be present in Buddhism is the ideal of non-violence. Because the rejection of violence is listed as one of the first steps towards purifying one's mind, it seems important to investigate it. The question is: what makes nonviolence good? It is possible to argue that violence is sometimes the appropriate answer, when it prevents greater harm. For example, one can imagine that a trained martial artist was walking down the street and observed a woman getting raped. The nearest phone is too far away to call for help, and if he asks…. [read more]

Socratic Reasoning to Construct an Interpretation Term Paper

… Buddhism

Pali Canon Buddhism entails certain central teachings that are easily misinterpreted by critics. Some of these teachings include the abstinence from Tanha and Upadana (desire and attachment), as well as practices with the goal of Nibbana and Nirvana. Usually the problem with these common objections is that an element of teaching is removed from its context and not seen according to the core teaching of the philosophy. Socratic reasoning is then used below in order to link the various teachings with the core concept of the philosophy, which is to evolve and improve spiritually.

Buddhist teaching recommends a number of ideals. Some of these include eliminating Tanha, not seeking for anything, consciousness has no resting place, escaping into an Unborn realm, seeing everything as…. [read more]

Plato Study of False Rhetoric as it Pertains to Democracy Term Paper

… ¶ … danger of rhetoric to a Democracy, we have only to look at our electoral process. The 30-second sound-bite and issue-positioning are all that matter now in terms of elections. Philosophical position, the ability to carefully think through exceptionally complex issues, to truly care about the health of the soul of others, and for the good of all are not required of our democratic leaders. Instead, taking polarizing positions, making empty promises, and saying just about anything that the "people" are likely to respond positively to - regardless of how illogical - takes precedence. In effect, our leaders are people who say the right thing at the right time, regardless of what is "true" or "factual." Morally, such people are by their very nature…. [read more]

Symposium Essay

… In conclusion, we see that Socrates has a style of rhetoric which is designed not to come to conclusions, but rather to question pre-existing notions, in order to strip subjects to their bare essentials. In this way, Socrates was able to determine truth without being beholden to the cultural and intellectual restraints present in Athenian society. Plato's respect for Socrates is evident throughout the Symposium, and the undeniably valid arguments put forth by Socrates are far better reasoned than those arguments of his peers. Greek mythology is effortlessly woven into the framework of the Symposium, and we can see how the gods were used to advance the difficult problems of the day. It is interesting that it is noted that the gods mostly avoided the…. [read more]

History of Management of 12 Periods in Western Civilization Essay

… ¶ … management and leadership strategies were utilized by civilizations. Oftentimes, civilizations-based what services to provide and how to provide them to their citizens upon the particular needs of that particular civilization at that time. In this case, the vast majority of these societies existed long before there were terms or coursework offered in the management or leadership arena. Herein, beginning with Ancient Mesopotamia, this paper shall trek around the world to varying civilizations noting how the societies managed the particular needs of their citizens given the particular resources at hand and then figuring out how best to manage the particular needs of each country

Ancient Mesopotamia

Through the organizational behavior of the Sumerian priests and the leadership of Hammurabi, the Ancient World of Mesopotamia's…. [read more]

Why Do We Look at the Grotesque Images in Modern Art Research Proposal

… ¶ … Grotesque

If one goes back to Plato and examines what the Greek philosopher had to say about beauty and truth, one discovers the foundation of the transcendental spirit in the West. The Greek philosophers -- Socrates, Plato, Aristotle -- more or less set the philosophical guidelines for how to discuss the unum, bonum, verum -- the one, the good and the true. Beauty was viewed as part of that relationship -- another aspect of the transcendental quality of goodness and truth. Plato, through his Socratic discourse, sought a way to examine and explain the universal sense of beauty and truth -- a theme that Keats would echo centuries later when he stated that "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" in his "Ode on a…. [read more]

Freud, Socrates, Christ I Essay

… Christ's Beatitudes, offered in his Sermon on the Mount, strike me as a perfect example of his nonsensical thinking. How can the "meek" be expected to "inherit the earth" except through the process which I have elsewhere identified as the "return of the repressed"? My contention that culture is based upon aggression, and the accommodation of that aggression through the imposition of social norms and the overall processes of repression and sublimation, means that Christ's suggestion here cannot be valid. There has to be some way in exposing the hidden nastiness underneath the desire to "turn the other cheek." Christ elsewhere in the New Testament expresses outright aggression (a curse upon a fig tree, "I come not to bring peace but a sword," et cetera)…. [read more]

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