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  • How ought we to live?

  • How ought we to live?A theoretical question: What is the purpose of life? What does it all mean?

  • How ought we to live?A theoretical question: What is the purpose of life? What does it all mean?Also a practical question: What institutions do we need, and how should they operate? What forms of thought, action, and communication should we adopt? What should we be doing on a day-to-day basis as individuals and socially?

  • The Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Life

    Democracy

  • The Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Life

    DemocracyDrama

  • The Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Life

    DemocracyDramaThe Academy

  • The Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Communication

    DemocracyDramaRhetoric:the language of actionThe Academy

  • DemocracyDramaThe AcademyRhetoric:the language of actionPoetry: the language of emotionThe Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Communication

  • DemocracyDramaThe AcademyRhetoric:the language of actionPoetry: the language of emotionPhilosophy:the language of reasonThe Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Communication

  • DemocracyDramaThe AcademyRhetoric:the language of actionPoetry: the language of emotionPhilosophy:the language of reasonthe GOOD the BEAUTIFUL

    the TRUEThe Greek Reinvention: New Forms of Communication

  • How ought we to live?For Plato, the answer to the question How ought we to live? is Justly. Justice ought to be the ultimate purpose of all of our endeavors; it is justice that gives meaning to life.

  • How ought we to live?For Plato, the answer to the question How ought we to live? is Justly. Justice ought to be the ultimate purpose of all of our endeavors; it is justice that gives meaning to life.What is justice? The harmonious (hence beautiful) union of the true and the good.

  • How ought we to live?For Plato, the answer to the question How ought we to live? is Justly. Justice ought to be the ultimate purpose of all of our endeavors; it is justice that gives meaning to life.What is justice? The harmonious (hence beautiful) union of the true and the good.Why, then, does Plato prefer philosophical discourse to rhetoric (and also to poetry)? What, in Platos view, makes the discourse of philosophy more likely to bring about justice? What makes rhetorical discourse less likely to bring about justice?

  • How ought we to live?For Plato, the answer to the question How ought we to live? is Justly. Justice ought to be the ultimate purpose of all of our endeavors; it is justice that gives meaning to life.What is justice? The harmonious (hence beautiful) union of the true and the good.Why, then, does Plato prefer philosophical discourse to rhetoric (and also to poetry)? What, in Platos view, makes the discourse of philosophy more likely to bring about justice? What makes rhetorical discourse less likely to bring about justice?Why do you suppose that Plato chooses to compose in this specific genre, i.e., the dialogue?