Philosophy Plato closet

We have begun exploring philosophy through Plato’s depiction of it. For Plato, philosophy is not a “school subject,” it is a way of living. Explain Plato’s view of the philosophical way of life: what do philosophers desire, what do they value, what do they do, and how do these things differ from more typical ways of living that he depicts? Answer these questions as depicted in, and with reference to, the cave allegory, Euthyphro, and Apology. Incorporate the following terms with clear explanation of what they mean for Plato in these texts:

inherited beliefs/opinions
visible vs. intelligible
appearance vs. being
Socratic wisdom.

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