PlatosRepublic - Plato's Objective Moral Theory: Plato...

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1 Plato’s Objective Moral Theory: Plato maintains that moral truths are not relative , instead they are grounded in a higher objective reality. The Universe consists of two distinct realms: A visible world of appearances which contains physical objects such as rocks, chairs, cars and people. An intelligible world of forms, which contains universal abstractions such as principles of mathematics and justice: Ideas
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2 Plato’s Moral Theory: Plato develops his accounts of moral objectivism in what is called THE THEORY OF THE FORMS: The form of the good is the source of all knowledge To know the good one must turn our attention away from the world of BECOMING-THE EMPIRICAL WORLD (Sensorial/empirical)
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3 Plato’s Republic Concept of Justice Book II Whether we are naturally just or unjust. What is justice? Book IV Justice is a political virtue. Book V The Nature of Woman.
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4 Book II Whether we are Naturally just or unjust? “On what principle, then, shall we any longer
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course HUM 282927 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '08 term at Florida State College.

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