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Ancient Greek Philosophy

The contribution of ancient greek philosophy and its effects on modern society

Fadi Amer

on 25 April 2010

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Ancient Greek Philosophy! By Omar Kanny and Fadi Amer Did you know that the first school ever made was The Academy by a greek philosopher named Plato, and the last course taught was philosophy? We need philosophy to be able
to live the way we do, as in
with our morals, ethics, values
and principles. We will be talking about how philosophy has
influenced modern society, the three philosophers
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and finally, we will be talking about how life would be like without philosophy. Philosophy is the most important
contribution, because it provides the
basis for the religions that we believe
in and base our lives around. This is because
a big part of philosophy is morals, ethics,
life after death and life in general. One of the most famous ancient Greek philosophers was Socrates (469-399 B.C.E.), he was an Athenian and is famous for writing nothing and not focusing on physical charecteristics, and another is Plato, his student (427-347 B.C.E). He too was an Athenian, and he is famous for his belief in a world of being and a world of becoming, and the last one we will be talking about is Plato's student Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E) who is famous for his work in metaphysics. without philosophy, there would be no
moral code, no ethics and no ability to know
right from wrong, good from bad. As Socrates
once said:"If one knows good, one will always do good, and in turn, if one doesn't know good then he can't be trusted to do good. Socrates was always considered a sophist,
he never wrote anything and never claimed
to know anything other than that he doesn't
know anything. He always valued virtue, knowledge and wisdom and he always considered knowledge to be a living interactive substance. He strongly believed in doing what one thought is right rather than what the majority thinks is right even when argued against. Plato was Socrates' student, he recorded
most of his works and that is how we are
able to know the teachings of Socrates. He founded The Academy to teach the people of Athens, one of the things he taught was the world of being and the world of becoming. We live in the world of becoming (according to Plato), we are simply imperfect forms of the perfect beings in the world of being. At first he taught using the Socratic method but slowly started to teach, rather than question. One of his famous works is called the Republic. Aristotle was Plato's student, he was a
writer and polymath. He was the first to
develop a form of classification for human
knowledge (i.e. math, biology, rhetoric). He is the
founder of Lyceum, which is a school in AThens.
He saw that the message of an argument can be
determined by the structure, rather than the
content of an argument. He argued that all living
cannot exist without each other and that the world
is a scale with the two extremes, 1) form without matter and 2) matter without form, plants being
the lowest on the scale, then comes animals and
finally humans. The higher up on the scale you go,
the more organic and complex something is. In this presentation, we explained the influence
of philosophy on modern society and how life
would be like without philosophy. We also talked
about Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
The persuit of wisdom should never be
limited to school, you can never be too
educated, because with education comes
the realization that there is still a lot to
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR PRESENTATION!!! Socrates Aristotle Plato Plato Bible
*christians* Torah
*Jews* Qur'an
*Muslims* The persuit of wisdom should never be limited
to school, you can never be too educated, because
with education comes the realization that there
is still a lot to learn. Bibliography:
"Greek Philosophy: Socrates." Washington State University - Pullman, Washington. Web. 14 Apr. 2010 "Greek Philosophy: Plato." Washington State University - Pullman, Washington. Web. 14 Apr. 2010 "Aristotle [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]." [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]. Web. 21 Apr. 2010 Websites: Books: Guthrie, W. K. C. The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle. London: Routledge, 2006. Print

Nardo, Don, Ancient Philosphy. USA: Lucent Books, 2004. Print
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