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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Section 8 Group 2; Post #1

Plato's Philosophy on The Soul


               For my first post I will introduce Plato and his interesting philosophy of the soul. He believed that our souls are divided into three section, similar to how society was set up his day. He called this the tripartite soul. The tripartite sections are known as the rational, the spirited, and the appetite and they each have distinctive features and desires. 


 For Example, the rational section loves wisdom, it seeks to learn and widen our knowledge helping us gain deep thoughts. The spirited part likes honor, but it is also recognized as the angry or tempered section. Keep in mind that when this section is educated or trained it allies with reason, helping resist the bad temper and genuinely doing what is good. But when the soul is unjust it aligns with the appetitive section, only wanting the desires of the body. The appetitive part of the soul is the one that desires food, sex, money among other things. The soul is full of many wonders, yet Plato found a way to segregate it making it easier to understand his philosophy for it.But the question still arises, how can every soul function the same way, and yet everyone does things differently and think differently?

1 comment:

  1. "The appetitive part of the soul is the one that desires food, sex, money among other things." Is it the same part that also desires knowledge, wisdom, and insight? What would Plato say, and what say YOU?

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