Plato Feminism Paper

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Vlastos, Gregory. “Was Plato a Feminist?”, Times Literary Supplement

What are some of the major contributions of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle? Why do you think we still focus on their ideas today (in philosophy classes)? Please support your information with references and explain their ideas in "plain English" rather than using phrases from Wikipedia or elsewhere those don't really explain what the ideas mean.
Three Athenian philosophers flourish in Greece from 470 B. C. until 320 B. C. These philosophers were famous for their "schools of thought." The first Socrates he didn't leave his writing behind, he explained his way of thinking, and people learned that from the people whom he taught. His method of instruction called the Socratic is being used still today in this method, the teacher allows students to use their own deductive reasoning to see things for themselves through a series of questions and answers. You than had the people that didn't believe in is method, they felt that he was not setting a good example for the kids. Then he was sentenced to death. Plata was one of Socrates student and he established a second school. He believed that a higher world of unchanging forms and ideas existed. If a person knew these forms, then he knew the truth. The third school of thought was that of Aristotle. He felt that form and matter were one, not two separate concepts. The philosophy that has interest me is the Aristotle's ideal on friends. He believed that there are three different kinds of friendship virtuous, utility and pleasure. He argues that friendship should be so highly valued because it is complete virtue and he also explained that it is above both honors and justice (Pangle, 2003). From an Aristotelian point of view it is tempting to think that friendship can show us something important about moral virtue since it is in this context that…...

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