Saturday, February 23, 2019
Summary of Plato’s Protagoras
Summary ProtagorasIn Platos dialogue Protagoras Socrates tells a companion his make and interview with a composition he deems fairer than Alcibiades. His name is then revealed to be Protagoras.Protagoras is described as a wise adult male because if one makes friends with him and gives him money, he would make the benefactor as wise as he is himself. From this it great deal be understood that Protagoras has the gift of speech. He is able to persuade a man as well as postulate him to whatever he deficiencyes. A Socrates enquiry that, if soul is more sacred than body, why does Hippocrates opt Protagoras over his family and friends to consult in the subject field. He believes that Hippocrates does not even get laid what a Sophist truly is moreover still chooses to offer his soul to him.Socrates believes that the food of the soul. He compares a Sophist to a dealer and as all dealers they praise all of their goods indiscriminately. So the customer is in risk of purchasing some thing that may harm him. If one is not a specializer in the particular field he may be cheated. When gripping the knowledge of a Sophist one should also be metric and calculate what knowledge is useful to him, as the knowledge leave have effects on the soul.Then Protagoras says that by associating with him, he would make Hippocrates a mitigate man by sharing his cognition daily. He would apprise him forethought in private and public affairs, teach him to order his house in the best manner, teach him speak in the affairs of the state. So to say, teach politics and make a good citizen out of him.However, Socrates doubts this. He says in the affairs of the state every citizen has a say and it does not matter if he is or is not taught politics. As well, he says that if a man does gain wisdom there is no guarantee that he would component it with others or be acknowledged for it.Although, the man is given the gift of wisdom in comparison to other animals, he is not able to regul arize himself properly, which results in raging, never-ending wars and conflict. Every man if taught properly can discover needed skills (medicine, sciences), however, those already able to teach did not choose piano their pupils. Good and bad qualities may be influenced by nature and chance.A acute man does not punish in regards of the past (something that cannot be undone) merely thinking about the future. He punishes to prevent the wrong from repeating so as emphasising that virtue may be taught. A man punishes those he believes are evildoers.Protagoras believes that justice, temperance and holiness must be taught to all who wish to learn. If the pupil does wrong, he must be punished so he would turn over better. Those who refuse should be exiled or sentenced to death, as they would be deemed as incurable.People teach each other their virtues according to their own abilities. It may be difficult to find a teacher for an expert artisan but easy for one who is a complete begin ner.Virtue may be divided into parts, for example, justice, temperance, and holiness. Although, they are all related, they also differ. They each have their own function.It is say that each quality or action has only one diametral but both temperance and wisdom were concluded to have the same(p) opposite folly. Later, the characters analyse poems. It is said that it may be hard to catch good but impossible to remain good as a man makes mistakes and has weaknesses. Circumstances may make the man lose his goodness. They question what makes a man good. It is said that the good man may become bad in time, but the bad man cannot become bad, as he is already bad. * While a good man will feel for those wronged as well as his family and his country, a bad man will gain join and find faults.