The ancient Geeks had a significant impact on the western civilization. Ancient Greek culture can be seen all over the world. In the fields of art, architecture philosophy, math and drama. One Greek who made contributions to philosophy was Socrates. He believed in the Socratic Method he stated people should question the world around him.
I think because we do not know what death brings that we use consequences even in death and after lives to set guidelines while we are alive. Socrates is using the myth of Er as a way to show that being just is the only way to show that being just is the only way to true happiness. Someone who refuses justice and lives a life as an unjust person, and fallows all his desires no matter who they might hurt, will suffer the consequences in the end. Socrates believes the Gods will love the just and hate the unjust. while the just are alive they seem to be the once who suffer.
Alexander’s destruction of the Persian monarchy created opportunities for Greek administrators, engineers, intellectuals, merchants, soldiers, eta al and those who followed Alexander and his successors could participate in the new political unity based on the monarchy’s principles. His successors used force to establish military monarchies that dominated the Hellenistic world after his passing. Autocratic power became a regular feature of those Hellenistic monarchies and was part of Alexander’s political legacy. It is obvious that his vision of empire inspired the Romans who were the real heirs of his legacy. He left not just a political legacy, but a cultural one which resulted in Greek language, art, architecture and literature which spread throughout the Middle East.
The culture of ancient Greece influenced the Western civilization in a great manner that some of our modern-day cultures could be traced back to ancient Greece. Just take a look around you and you see that some architecture is based upon ancient Greek architecture. For example, the White House has Greek-style columns, while the Lincoln Memorial has Greek-style monument. Also the Olympic Games and the sport events in them comes from ancient Greece. So, these cultures do actually take part in our modern world today and are clearly present.
Wallace also strongly points out that we need to be “a little less arrogant” and not believe solely in our preconceived notions about things, because we usually tend to be wrong. We must be aware of our surroundings and learn how to control how and what we want to think. Wallace says that we get to decide what has meaning and what does not, and we must do this with awareness, an open mind, and give ourselves choices of how to view situations. Bertrand Russell tells readers in “The Problems of Philosophy” that unlike typical sciences where one discovers correct answers, we are constantly searching for the value of philosophy. Russell says that philosophy does not find right answers, but rather encourages thinking.
The passage, 2c-3, explains in detail, what Socrates is charged for. It simply comes down to the competition of what the government wants younger men to know and what old wise men want the younger men to know. As Socrates and Euthyphro continue discussing, page 4 – d, I find that it’s OK to be laughed at as long as you do not teach your own ways to make people like yourself. Socrates feels that he is accused for making others like him because he wants to teach.
Shelley and others hoped to integrate the best advances in thought of the previous generations and animate these with insight of great thinkers such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and even her father, William Godwin, a supporter of social justice that sought to bring about an egalitarian change. Film for Scott was the appropriate median to raise questions about unchecked scientific technological advances and the emphasis of the primacy of progress in the business spheres. His film ‘Bladerunner’ is heavily influenced by socio-economic and political events of the 1980’s, indeed the same period in which he composed his film in 1982. The film was made in the context of the 1980’s Reagan era and this was a time of significant change, where most held pessimistic views of a potentially nihilistic future. Frankenstein and Bladerunner challenges the notions of “men of genius” and raises the critical concern of the dangers of obtaining and acting upon scientific knowledge.
This influenced people’s lives through the generations because the trade brought many new customs and traditions to countries that were previously unaware of them, and the cities he created are still remembered and inhabited today. Furthermore, during his time in power, Alexander established the way the world would be run for centuries after his death. His actions led to world civilizations being dominated by western societies. The Greek culture he spread throughout much of the known world remained long after he did and helped
There is an arrogant kind of sarcasm to this argument. He shows that indeed others do not know anything at all but they think they do. In fact this is what made the accusers mad enough in the first place to put Socrates on trial. To Socrates this is wicked because those who are wise know that they know nothing. “To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know (Apology 29).” This goes back to his statements that he is only wise in that he knows that he knows nothing, while others profess knowledge about things they know nothing about.
I think that these French women were forerunners of our own modern women’s movement that took place in the U.S. Furthermore, Article IV in the women’s Declaration states that “…thus, the only limits on the exercise of the natural rights of women are perpetual male tyranny.” This demonstrates that while their Declaration was specifically addressing male domination, at first they simply appealed to men to give them equality, but later they became more forceful when they said the only thing standing in the way of women having equal rights is if the “men perpetuate their tyranny against