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“Introduction: Plato” and  Crito 00:00 Introduction by Richard Kraut Plato (427-347 BCE) Born into an aristocratic and wealthy Athenian family During early years experienced intellectual and political ferment of his time and place Youth roughly coincided with Peloponnesian war Fell under spell of Socrates Vividly describe his life in  Apology Socrates felt that no one possesses moral knowledge and that we must spend our lives  searching for it This inspired Plato to abandon his worldly ambitions and live a philosophical life Kind of unintentionally displayed as a muddled thinker in some of Plato’s works i.e.  Crito in fact was using this to coerce his audience into their own philosophical thoughts caused them to think and take up a position, made them an active part of the  experience went and studied with thinkers of the Pythagorean school believed in reincarnation and loved math that underlie in many physical phenomena When he returned established “the Academy” Phaedo Presents a series of arguments for the immortality of the soul Talks of form or an idea Most things that men talk about in the physical world are actually just concepts that go  far byond  what they see? The Republic Since just action sometimes leads to death, since it can lie hidden from others and even  be misinterpreted as justice, does that not cast a serious doubt on its value?
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  • Fall '10
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  • Philosophy, The Republic, wealthy Athenian family, Richard Kraut Plato, morally flawless philosophers, justice is. Thrasymachus, Best political community

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