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Essay | Plato and Aristotle

This student essay consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis of Plato and Aristotle.
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Plato and Aristotle

Summary: An overview of basic ideas behind Plato and Aristotle's teachings with regard to the individual. Emphasis is placed both on Plato's view regarding the individual's role within a just society, and on Aristotle's view regarding the importance of pride in an individual's successful pursuit of excellence.
According to Plato, a just person can be related to a just society; both of them function similarly as a whole. Social justice occurs when each member of society plays the role for which his nature best suits him. Individual or moral justice occurs when the individual is harmonizing and keep all factors of his being in balance. Plato's view of a just society and a just individual is the aspiration for the gain of the whole over the individual. All of these ideas ties together Plato's ideal republic. Plato claims that justice occurs when all three parts of the whole performs their legitimate functions.

In a just society, there are three main classes, the producers, the warrior, and the guardians. It is with this separation of the classes that helps society run at its peak. Each group performs their legitimate function and nothing more. It is...

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