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  The Form of the Good
The form is superior to particular thing or any mental image of that thing because it is perfect and because it doesn’t deteriorate or cease to be.
The form of Good is the form that all good things participate in.
Aristotle argues that the study of the form of the good (if it were separate and not a part of this world) would be useless for action, since what we want to know is specific things that are good.
guweb2.gonzaga.edu /faculty/mcreynolds/phil301/forms.htm   (1053 words)

  Theory of forms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The forms, according to Plato, are roughly speaking archetypes or abstract representations of the many types and properties (that is, of universals) of things we see all around us.
Forms are not the cause of a particular.
These Forms represent the essence of various objects: they are that without which, a thing would not be the kind of thing it is. For example, there are countless tables in the world but the Form of tableness is at the core, it is the essence, of all of them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Forms   (1004 words)

 Amazon.com: "Form of the Good": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
That is, by imitating the Forms (and especially the Form of the Good), the philosopher will 'come to constitute, by his own character and comportment, a kind of analogue in the context of...
The Form of the Good (502c-5216) Still pretending to be speaking only of the philosophers' education, Socrates mentions exposing them to "the greatest study" (503e,...
The Theory of Forms and the Form of the Good.
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 Plato: On Knowledge of the Form of the Good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Plato: On Knowledge of the Form of the Good
For you have often heard that the greatest thing to learn is the idea of good by reference to which just things and all the rest become useful and beneficial.
And now I am almost sure you know that this is what I am going to speak of and to say further that we have no adequate knowledge of it.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /~yount/text/plato-fotg.html   (210 words)

Good as Function: To know what x is really is to know what the function or good of x is. Thus, to know what a knife is involves understanding the function of the knife or what the knife is good for.
That is, it is a good, indeed a perfect, example of F. E.g., the form of the Beautiful is itself perfectly beautiful and is thus a good example of beauty.
Good as Relation: Good is a relation between an object and the Form of the object.
www.calpoly.edu /~jlynch/PLATO10.html   (342 words)

 Republic 6
This commingling and identification of the rational desire for the Good and the object of knowledge: the Form of the Good, is a kind of secular beatitude---a life fulfilling consummation.
Goodness Itself is a good candidate for ultimate reality since it unites all the Forms of things and the apprehension of the good in things is the same as grasping the thing in its essence, making it known to us.
Finally, ultimate knowledge is knowledge of Forms which are matters of pure intellection, reasoning not from hypotheses, as in the case of the scientific generalizations from particular observations or from the use of visual illustration as in the case of geometrical proofs, but rather purely from the use of reason alone, e.g.
www.molloy.edu /sophia/plato/republic/rep6b_comm.htm   (1836 words)

 good form | UTS Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition 2001
As such, the range of projects on show in Good Form is as wide and varied as the students who designed them.
One of the broader aims of "Good Form" is to forge stronger links between business and university in the field of Industrial Design, encouraging greater awareness of the importance and value of this discipline within the community at large.
We hope you enjoy the good forms produced by this good form, the graduating class of 2001.
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The Form of the Good The first selection begins by pointing out that “the Form of the Good is the most important thing to learn about, and it’s by their relation to it that other things become useful and beneficial” (505a).
In other words, the Form of the Good is a sort of “master Form” that encompasses or rules over the other moral Forms.
This is the sense in which the Good is the source of the power to know: we are able to know only to the extent that we achieve goodness.
www.uky.edu /AS/Philosophy/BradshawPhi100/republic.doc   (724 words)

 The Good
Along with the principle of the right, the principle of the good constitutes one of the two fundamental principles of deductive theories of ethics.
These authors argue that, rather than conceiving of the good as a universal, fundamental principle, i.e., a principle from which particular judgments of action should always be derived, the good can also be conceived of in terms of the good life or the ultimate end toward which human life is inherently directed.
This way of conceiving of the good requires that human persons act in ways that both conform with some duties, usually absolute principles of prohibition, e.g., do not kill innocent life, and also act so as to bring about favorable resulting states of affairs.
www.ascensionhealth.org /ethics/public/issues/good.asp   (398 words)

 The good oil is fishy - smh.com.au
The good oil on fish oil is that it's really good for you.
The better news, according to a CSIRO study released today, is that normal cooking and processing don't affect the goodness - and the oil from farmed fish is just as good as that from wild fish.
The study, published in book form as Seafood the Good Food 11, found that Australian seafood in whatever form - even canned tuna or supermarket fishfingers - is the best source of nutritionally important omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/05/13/1021002428260.html   (448 words)

Here one is not judged separately for each of his or her deeds, but the total of good acts are placed in one pan and all the evil actions in another pan of the balance.
Those whose good deeds outweigh their evil actions, are declared righteous and go, according to merits, to one of the four categories of the Heaven and live a life of bliss, and those whose evil deeds are heavier than their good actions are wrongful and likewise go to one of the four Hells.
Furthermore, the Good Religion is firmly based on the Primal Principles of Life and that is sufficient to lead a wise, righteous, and practical life of usefulness to the living world.
www.zoroastrian.org /articles/The_Good_Religion_and_Zoroastrianism.htm   (7638 words)

 Books the Good Old Timers Read
Good old-time A.A. was totally pragmatic ("what works?") and not an authoritarian system of countless doctrines and dogmas and endless rules which had to be followed blindly.
Many of the good old-timers, like Submarine Bill and Raymond I., believed that it was important to repeat these basic principles over and over, until newcomers had them instinctively drilled into their heads, and could repeat them almost like a litany.
Many of the good old-timers found that these particular books were extremely useful and helpful, and so they recommended them to beginners, and they went to the effort to make sure that newcomers could purchase them at their A.A. groups if they desired.
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Among the philosophers and novelists of the last half-century, Iris Murdoch is remarkable for her preoccupation with the conception of morality or the vision of the Platonic Form of the Good; her novels depict characters in different versions and degrees of moral goodness, plausible in a contemporary setting.
Moore believed that good was a supersensible reality, that it was a mysterious quality, unrepresentable and indefinable, that it was an object of knowledge and (implicitly) that to be able to see it was in some sense to have it.
For Murdoch the Platonist, the good is transcendent.
www.ul.ie /~philos/vol4/murdoch.html   (7069 words)

 SparkNotes: The Good Earth: Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Throughout the novel, a connection to the land is associated with moral piety, good sense, respect for nature, and a strong work ethic, while alienation from the land is associated with decadence and corruption.
Buck suggests that Wang Lung’s reverence for nature is responsible for his inner goodness, as well as for his increasing material success, and that the decadent, wasteful ways of the wealthy are due to their estrangement from the land.
When his connection to the earth is weak and when his fortunes decline, he often reacts with bitterness toward the gods and does not outwardly worship them (as when he refuses to acknowledge their statues when he moves his family south during the famine).
www.sparknotes.com /lit/goodearth/themes.html   (1579 words)

 The Good News Bible
Entitled Good News for Modern Man: The New Testament in Today's English Version (TEV), it quickly became more popular even than the NEB. A second version was published in 1967, with changes in style and substance.
The basis for the Good News Bible translation was one of dynamic equivalence, intended to stimulate in the new reader the same reaction to the text that the original reader would likely have experienced.
In this, the translators were less concerned with a literal translation as with translating the meaning of the text in common English, understood by people of all walks of life and levels of education.
kenanderson.net /bible/html/good_news.html   (436 words)

 An Examined Life: Music and the Form of the Good
This effect takes the form of eliciting in us emotional reactions to the rhythms and harmonies that we hear, and these emotional reactions are in some sense homologous to the emotional reactions we have in our souls when being virtuous or vicious.
So Plato is recommending that the state poets (the "sixty-year-old singers of Dionysus) present only those musical forms that will prompt in young people the proper sorts of emotional reactions, that is, the sorts of emotions that get evoked ought to be the ones that are compatible with virtuous states rather than vicious states.
That might remind you a little of certain court cases in the United States where heavy metal musicians were put on trial by misguided folks who wanted to prosecute them for writing songs that drove their children to commit suicide.
examinelife.blogspot.com /2007/06/music-and-form-of-good.html   (2515 words)

 Plato's idea of the good in the Republic
The source of being -- the Good -- is also the source of the way things are -- the source of the laws governing existence if seen from the structural perspective -- the presupposition being that good things are the way they are -- i.e.
Here Sallis' explicitation of how the Good allows forms to show themselves as one makes perfect sense (although he does not have to resort to this tradition) since the immediate articulation of Being is of it as always already "one".
In another sense, the Good as the source of being is not simply the source of how things are as they are and why they should be as they are, but also is the (so to speak) material source, literally their production.
www.geocities.com /theophoretos/politea.html   (4900 words)

 The Good Gray Poet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Shakespeare is all good, Rabelais is all good, Montaigne is all good, not because all the thoughts, the words, the manifestations are so, but because at the core, and permeating all, is an ethic intention—a love which, through mysterious, indirect, subtle, seemingly absurd, often terrible and repulsive, means, seeks to uplift, and never to degrade.
In mighty love, with implements of pain and pleasure, of good and evil, Nature develops man; genius also, in mighty love, with implements of pain and pleasure, of good and evil, develops man; no matter what the means, that is the end.
Clamor, on the score of its morality, is nothing but a form of turpi tude; denial of its greatness is nothing but an insanity; and the roar of Sodom and the laughter of Bedlam shall not, by a hair's breadth, swerve my verdict.
www.whitmanarchive.org /disciples/oconnor/goodgraypoet.html   (9446 words)

 Plato's Allegory of the Cave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
To know what the real referent of the named object is would require that the prisoner turn her head around and see that the fire behind the object causes a shadow of the object to be cast on the wall in front of her.
The Forms stand in a type of causal relationship to our knowledge of everyday objects, like the fire and objects in the cave are the causes of the shadows cast upon the wall.
The Good is what causes the truth to be present and what makes the truth available to me. The Good is the source of the essence and being in all particular Forms and their corresponding material objects (as they participate in the more limited Forms under the Good).
www.cis.fordham.edu /~gsas/philosophy/cave.htm   (1674 words)

 Political Philosophy: Lecture Notes: State University of West Georgia - Robert Lane, Ph.D.
But there is an order of priority here: the Form of Goodness is somehow prior to those other forms: "none will know the just and the beautiful satisfactorily until he knows the good." (506a, p.123).
...understand that I meant the sun when I spoke of the offspring of the good, begotten by it in a certain resemblance to itself--that is to say, bearing the same relation in the visible world to sight and to the visible, which the good bears in the intelligible world to mind and the knowable.
On Plato's view, all other Forms (including those of Beauty and Justice) are "illuminated" by the Form of Good in the same way.
www.westga.edu /~rlane/political/lecture_Plato6.html   (551 words)

 Good Neighbor Awards: Entry form
The Good Neighbor Award recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work.
This year, five winners will receive $10,000 grants for their cause.
I certify that to the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided is true and accurate.
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 Friendship in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics: an essential component of the good life
He assumes a basic human knowledge of good and evil; what constitutes a good and bad person respectively, for without this basic intuition, ethics would be impossible.
The good person is taken to be that person who lives and acts in accordance with reason (as opposed to, say, feelings or whims).
The friendship of good people is most enduring, and complete, because they "wish goods to each other for each other’s own sake" (1156b 9-10), in addition to being useful and pleasant to each other.
www.nd.edu /~dthunder/Articles/Article4.html   (2016 words)

 Do Your Web Forms Show Good Form?, Part 1
When the client came back and asked if we could provide some additional reference material to their design team regarding effective forms, I decided something had to be written.
Most forms are daunting and complicated and require users to make more effort than they want to.
NetQuote did a good job at keeping the form pages pretty short, but a progress indicator to show how many more steps are involved would've been nice.
www.clickz.com /experts/design/traffic/article.php/3353241   (1021 words)

 Form letters: The good, the bad, and the ugly. (Claims Communication). - Claims - HighBeam Research
Form letters: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Since some claim departments come up with dozens of form letters aimed at fitting every conceivable situation in which an adjuster has to express himself on paper, a claim director often believes that he has protected his department against all possible writing errors.
It's true that a form letter can be helpful at providing the basis of a letter involving a routine communication.
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 The Form of the Good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plato describes "The Idea of the Good" in his book, The Republic, using Socrates as his mouth piece.
The Idea of the Good is the child or offspring (ekgonos) of the Good, the ideal or perfect nature of goodness, and so an absolute measure of justice.
Plato said that the highest form of knowledge is the Idea of the Good, from which things that are just gain their usefulness and value.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Form_of_the_Good   (239 words)

 Gene Transfer Using Mutant Form Of Good Cholesterol Cuts Vascular Plaque And Inflammation
Transfer of a gene that produces a mutant form of good cholesterol provides significantly better anti-plaque and anti-inflammation benefits than therapy using the "normal" HDL gene, according to a mouse study conducted by cardiology researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and reported in the Oct. 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apolipoprotein A-I is a naturally occurring component of normal HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the "good" cholesterol that circulates in the blood stream.
Apolipoprotein A-I Milano is a mutant form, which was originally found in a small number of individuals in Italy who appear to be protected from cholesterol-related heart disease.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=52971   (899 words)

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