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John Bailey 121200 PHRE 101A A New Understanding of Truth Modern philosophy has divided itself into many different factions and ways of thought with many people arguing from their own self interested virtues Originally philosophy was the study of wisdom and a dialogue of thoughts Original philosophers often talked about general virtues such as truth and beauty Platos Allegory of the Cave relates Socrates views on education and understanding truth in an attempt to better the education system Socrates argued that the goal of education is ultimately to see truth the source of all knowledge and beauty Through this knowledge of truth one can live a life of virtue and understanding To Socrates acquiring the understanding of truth involved venturing away from the inherent myopia of the soul and attempting to view things in a universal perspective With a universal perspective ones personal and bodily goals desires and motivations no longer stand in the way of virtue and one may contribute positively to society I f instead of trying to make people see new light on one subject philosophers and activists today attempted to make people understand the truth perhaps many of the ills of society due to lack of understanding would disappear This may seem an idealistic notion however hope lies in the inherent ability of human beings to be virtuous through education that Socrates emphasized as part of the means for enlightenment The power to learn is present in everyones soul Socrates This quotation of Socrates displays the belief he had in a humans ability to see virtue and truth The problem is that in growing up a person develops many different ideas goals and needs that affect their understanding and concept of truth This is due to societies nature to be self-serving Subjectivity leads to many misunderstandings and conflict among people while if people were able to attempt to understand things in a more objective
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