Research Papers on Classic Greek Philosophy

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  • Cave Allegory in The Republic by Plato

    In three pages this essay discusses the seventh book of Plato's The Republic in an analysis of the famous 'Allegory of the Cave.'

  • Light, Shadows, and Puppets in Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'

    In four pages this paper examines Plato's allegory of the cave as featured in The Republic in terms of the meaning of the symbolic puppets, shadows, and light. There are no other sources listed.

  • Plato’s Cave and Sartre

    A 3 page paper which examines the Allegory of the Cave by Plato and works by Sartre as they relate to inspiration for searching out one’s identity. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 'The Noble Lie' or 'Myths of the Metals' in The Republic by Plato

    In five pages this paper examines The Republic in terms of what meaning Plato attached to the 'myths of the metals' and considers its overall textual significance. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • The Concept of the “Virtuous Person” in Socratic and Buddhist Tradition

    This 9 page paper considers the concept of the virtuous person in the Buddhist and Socratic traditions, and argues that it seems to be more coherent in the Socratic tradition, because that is the tradition we know in the West. However, the paper also suggests that the Buddhist tradition—which emphasizes compassion—is not inferior, simply different. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Women in Ancient Greece by Sue Blundell

    In three pages this text is examined regarding the patriarchy of Ancient Greece and the role of women in this society.

  • Socrates, Aristotle, and Their Philosophies

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares the philosophies of Socrates and Aristotle with virtue concepts being the primary focus.

  • Pleasure According to Aristotle

    In six pages Aristotle's view of pleasure in terms of where it resides within the context of a happy life is examined with the assistance of Nicomachean Ethics in which the philosopher describes the pinnacle of pleasure as intellect. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Socrates

    A 3 page paper that begins with a short introduction to Socrates where the writer comments on the fact that all we know is second-hand. The essay then illustrates Socrates' method of question using his discussion with Euthyphro about what piety is. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Defending Platonic Philosophy and the Human Soul's Immortality

    In eight pages this paper defends Plato's assertion regarding the immortality of the human soul with references made to his text Phaedo. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Education, Knowledge, the Human Soul, and Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'

    In five pages The Republic Book VII is discussed in terms of what the allegory of the cave metaphorically represents in terms of philosophical knowledge, the human soul, and education. There are no other sources listed.

  • Nature of the Soul and the Theories in Phaedo by Plato

    In nine pages this paper examines the soul's immortality as presented in the philosophical arguments and theories contained in Phaedo by Plato.

 

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