Essays Tagged: "Cephalus"

Plato's view of Justice in The Republic.

and whether it is better to live a just life.In book one the debate starts with a statement made by Cephalus, an old, retired self-made manufacturer. Cephalus puts forward the view that as people grow ... ividual does not believe in 'Hades' or Hell then what stops him from acting unjustly? Continuing on Cephalus states 'Wealth can do a lot to save from having to cheat or deceive someone against our wil ...

(12 pages) 342 2 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Platos republic the socratic method.

realize that their idea is contradictory to itself. An example of that would be when Socrates asked Cephalus if it would be just, in the context of Cephalus's definition of justice being to repay what ... om a man that has since gone crazy. Since the obvious answer to that question is no, it showed that Cephalus's definition was not comprehensive enough. The second method is to show that the idea has a ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

What is justice in Book 1 of Plato's "Republic"?

hen Polemarchus persuaded him to stop to see Polemarchus' father, an old and revered business named Cephalus. Cephalus tells Socrates how much he enjoys good conversation. Socrates agrees to start vi ... ved through most of life, and there is much to be learned from them. Socrates' brief exchange with Cephalus, who soon excuses himself, sets the frame for the entire conversation. Cephalus is old. He ...

(4 pages) 70 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato's Republic

clear the air for a new theory. Socrates engages in a discussion with Thrasymachus, Polemarchus and Cephalus in which they discuss the true nature of justice. From the discussions, you can easily see ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Republic Book I

crates himself doesn't offer any definitions, instead he destructs others definitions, specifically Cephalus', Polemarchus' and Thrasymachus'.The conversation begins with discussing the lives of the e ... d Thrasymachus'.The conversation begins with discussing the lives of the elderly and evaluating it. Cephalus, the old man, is quiet content with his current life unlike most aged individuals. Acquirin ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy