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God and The Good Itself The Good Itself is what Plato has called the Divine This never changing concept is the belief in something that it immortal This immortality is something that Plato states we are all trying to achieve 102 Plato also says that in order for us as reasonable human beings to understand what is true and good we must examine our lives 39 The examining ones life allows one to understand the Good Itself better and thus living a more fulfilling life Augustine extends the idea of the Good Itself into the existence of God The most divine concept according to Augustine is God It is God that is the most good and it is according to this idea that we must direct our lives 354 Both philosophers state that the Divine is something that is unchanging and consistent It lasts forever and never comes to be and passes away 104 It is this idea that we are all trying to achieve immortality Nietzsche on the other hand believes that appealing to the eternal is to reject what is historical and real 1082 The Good Itself is just an idea or a concept It wont help to explain what is real to human beings by explaining what is immortal and purely conceptual 1084 Plato with the use of Socrates dialogues explains that we are mortals seeking immortality In the Symposium Plato discusses the meaning of love by dividing it into what is called the Heavenly Ladder This ladder of love leads to the highest love or rather the love that is most divine It is the love of Beauty Itself what is most good and true that we seek to be ours 104 We desire what is most good because the soul will not want something that is bad 101 Thats because what everyone loves is really nothing other than the good 101 and it is this good that we want to
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