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Homework Help: Hellenistic period are the philosophers plato, aristotle, and stoicism

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    - believed that ethics, or virtue, was valuable for the person, despite consequences
    -the healthy or virtuous personality has a clear moral vision, good judgment, and strength of will
    -each of us is made up of three elements: a physical body, spirit, and intellect:
    in the healthy soul, these three components are balanced. In the healthy soul, these three components are balanced. The physical body, the spirited or emotional part of us, and the intellectual all have equal roles to play, and the well-balanced individuals make good ethical decisions
    -in the unhealthy soul, these three components are out of balance. If, for example, our desire for physical or emotional pleasures, is stronger than our intellect, our ideas and beliefs will be skewed. Lack of control over any one of these elements leads to bad decisions, and unethical behavious. The result is wrongdoing, it is to hurt others and oneself as well
    -believed ideal “forms” existed for everything in the universe, including ethical ideals
    -was sure that those people who learned the right way to act, would act accordingly
    -knowledge creates ethical behaviours, while ignorance encourages unethical behaviours

    - believed that we must look around, and examine the everyday behaviours of the people to discover what it means to live in an ethically correct manner
    -he said that we become ethical individuals as a result of two major influences: knowledge that we acquire, and the habits that we develop. We learn what is right from wrong from teachers, experience, and life. However, we also become ethical persons through habit
    -reasoned that the good life is one of happiness
    -he reasoned that happiness is an activity rather than a goal, and is present when we behave ethically

    -during his lifetime, Philip of Macedon from the north conquered the Greek city states. This marked the end of the “golden age of Athens.”
    - conquered vast territories as far east as India
    -period between his death in 323 BCE and the height of the Roman empire in 31 BCE is known as the Hellenistic period

    are the philosophers plato, aristotle, and stoicism????
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2


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    Re: philosophy

    Please write down the given question completely, explain what the question requires, and how you arrived at your guesses. The third person described in the question is hardly a philosopher - why do you say they are all philosophers? Incidentally, I don't see how "stoicism" is either a philosopher or a him (particularly one that has a very sharp lifetime, and an army).
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #3


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    Re: philosophy

    Very brave of you to answer that, Gokul. Jeez. Personally, I think people should buy more hats.
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