Plato and her Moral Philosophy

Plato and her Moral Philosophy

June 28, 2021 Off By Felso

According to him, the purpose of moral actions is to reach the “Idea of Goodness”, which is the supreme goodness.

According to him, happiness is the realization of the idea of goodness. Behavior that is in accordance with the idea of good, which is the basis of morality, is good, and behavior that is not appropriate is bad. The person who reaches the highest good is a virtuous person. These virtues are wisdom, courage, temperance, and with their realization, the virtue of justice. Plato, basing his moral understanding on the realm of ideas and knowledge, defended the existence of objective morality that does not change from person to person.

Compiled by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Grade 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and Grade 3 “History of Contemporary Philosophy” (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook