Plato’s ethics,

“Everything in the universe has a purpose or proper function within a harmonious hierarchy of purposes.” In Plato’s ethics, what is an individual’s proper function and how is it related to one’s moral worth? What is the connection between knowledge and moral conduct in Plato’s moral theory? What argument can be put forward to support his view, and what can be said against it? Describe Socrates’ “dialectical,” or conversational method of philosophical discussion. Does it provide an effective way of combating relativism?

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