Socrates

Socrates

Socrates

Socrates believes that the everyday world is an illusion compared to the world of knowledge. People are often too distracted by money and materialistic things to appreciate truth and reality. Socrates says the capacity for knowledge is innate in each man??¦s mind. This exemplifies the point that man has the ability to look into the world of truth, but when one is caught up in superficiality then truth does not receive the attention and glory that it should. This is why Socrates feels that the arts, such as poetry, should be censored; it would help decrease the digression of society??¦s intellect. In today??¦s world, television and movies are complications that only hinder the thought processes in society.
When people are consumed in the shallow world, they see reality as mere shadows compared to truth. Many times, violent images seen in movies will remain in a person??¦s mind. This obsession with violence and action takes away from concentration on the good, and does not benefit society. The bad does not change when one is exposed to it, instead the bad changes the person. So, by limiting this exposure to violence one can focus on finding the good.
The good according to Socrates

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