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Voltaire and Plato
This paper studies the views of Plato in 'Apology' and 'Crito' and Voltaire in the 'Candide'.
# 123350 | 1,000 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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A comparison of the philosophers Socrates in the 'Apology' and 'Crito' of Plato and Pangloss in 'Candide' by Voltaire. The writer discusses how Socrates' way of life and death speak to a faith in the triumph of goodness while Pangloss's best-of-all-possible-worlds view leads to despair.

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"The purpose of this research is to examine the figures of two philosophers: Socrates from the Platonic dialogues 'Apology' and 'Crito 'and Pangloss from Voltaire's 'Candide'. The plan of the research will be to set forth the views of wisdom that Socrates and Pangloss represent respectively and then to discuss whether and to what extent each philosopher can be said to achieve importance in their societies with a view toward showing how the narratives of Plato and Voltaire interrogate their philosophers' worldview. 'The Apology' and the' Crito' ..."

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