scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 999
Socrates Plato and Aristotle had virtually the same beliefs about mans relation to the State although Platos political theory of the State was more rational than Socrates or Aristotles Socrates Plato and Aristotle all believed that man was not self-sufficient they believed man would be most happy living in a State They also believed that all men wanted to live the truly good life where they could be in tune with the truth and achieve their ultimate goals Although Socrates Plato and Aristotles political views of the State are similar Platos view is more rational than Socrates and Aristotles in the sense that he created an ideal State Socrates Plato and Aristotle were three philosophers in ancient Greece who believed that no man was self-sufficient enough to live on his own Plato believed a State comes into existence because no individual is self-sufficing Stumph 70 This theory of Platos was also shared by Aristotle who said He who is unable to live in society or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself must either be a beast or a god Stumph 103 These two views indicate the importance of a State to an individual according to Plato and Aristotle All three philosophers believed that man would be much happier if he was part of a State rather than on his own Socrates once stated We are all more productive if we specialize in one thing rather than try to excel at many things Stumph 40 Within the State Socrates believed that there would be a division of labour for the provision of food shelter and clothing An individual living outside of a State would have to provide thems elves with these necessities As Socrates stated above within the State you would specialize in one thing only while a different individual would specialize in something else and this would allow the quality and the quantity of the product to increase Plato assumes that
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA