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A famous man once said ideas are endless This man has been worldly known for many years for his millions of ideas and philosophies His successors and predecessors were forever referring to his work and examining his theories This Greek mans name was Plato More important than the man himself were the theories that he created His work is still taught today and used around the world by people in their everyday lives By examining things people will forever question and have been asking since the beginning of time Plato helps to give insight into the curious world around us Plato had different theories on almost all aspects of life but his most intriguing and important philosophies are those about life itself and things within it All of Platos theories tried to answer his ultimate question of what is life but mostly he helped define it by discussing his philosophies life and things within it these were the philosophies on ideas themselves the value of art in our lives immortality and love Plato had very distinct views on the theory of ideas or forms He constantly questioned change in the physical world Eventually he combined Heraclites theory that said that nothing is stable except the fact that things change and Parmenides theory that said that change and motion were an illusion Fundamentally the question Plato asked himself was how to live a good life He asked this to find his theory of why people have ideas He shaped his theory in the answer of two parallel questions what is justice in the State Also what is a just individual First Plato defined a State by four great virtues courage wisdom temperance and justice He then discussed what justice in a state is making his theory the first major systematic expositions of abstract political theory He was contemplating about the ideal republic or doing utopian thinking Plato also theorizes about what a just individual is He
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