Richland College Plato and Anselm Philosophies

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- From 3 to 4 pages essay.

- At least two paragraphs of each philosopher and one comparison paragraph.

- Must use at least two direct quotations of each philosopher from the book, analyze and compare them.

- Link to the pictures of the book: https://www.dropbox.com/home

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Plato and Anselm Philosophies
Introduction
Philosophy is one of the broadest subjects around the world, as well as complex. In a
way, philosophy finds ways to explain the outcome and drives of various aspects of life.
Defining philosophy is hard as compared to other phenomena even then different definitions
have been created throughout the years. Philo- means love, while Sophos means wisdom. With
this knowledge, we can then go ahead and define philosophy as the rational search for
explanations of different aspects of life and how it is. Many philosophers have come up with
factors that provide information and knowledge of different aspects. One of the major
philosophers were Plato and Anselm. Despite the two being great philosophers, they shared very
little of their ideologies and thoughts.
Plato
Despite many influential people during the time of Plato, he chose to stick and follow
Socrates, who was a poor man by that time. His original name was Aristotle’s, which was
changed by one of his teachers to Plato. Out of all the tutors, he settled for Socrates and followed
him around, but his main trait was the fact that he asked too many questions that annoyed many.
Some of the various questions that he asked came to be very important even to the rest of the
philosophers who came after him. Some of his strong arguments were on leadership and
governance which he portrayed in the Republic. “In a similar way, Plato compares the statesman
to a doctor. We would never entrust our body’s health to anybody. …..and for that reason,
governance will be by the few: the few who are wise” here he argued that as long as someone
had the right wisdom in a form, then they would easily choose what is good and moral. If one

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does not know then how can they be moral? To him, the best and happiest life is one that is well
moderated.
“Imagine a blind woman who wanders around this way and that way, it just so happens
that her corresponding to a bend of the day….those who can see the road have a reason to turn a...

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