Question: What does Plato say about happiness?

Like most other ancient philosophers, Plato maintains a virtue-based eudaemonistic conception of ethics. That is to say, happiness or well-being (eudaimonia) is the highest aim of moral thought and conduct, and the virtues (aretê: excellence) are the requisite skills and dispositions needed to attain it.

What is Plato known for?

The Athenian philosopher Plato (c. 428-347 B.C.) is one of the most important figures of the Ancient Greek world and the entire history of Western thought. In the “Republic,” his most famous work, he envisioned a civilization governed not by lowly appetites but by the pure wisdom of a philosopher-king.

What is the main point of Platos Apology?

Specifically, the Apology of Socrates is a defence against the charges of corrupting the youth and not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel to Athens (24b).

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