Based upon our readings of Aristotle and Plato, what do you think of the ancient Greek concept of the
person? That is, what do you think they got right, if anything, and what do you think they are missing, if
anything? Consider that in order to answer this prompt, you will need to define what you think was their
concept of the person. Another question to consider when answering this prompt is whether you think there
is anything that we modern people can gain from reading the Greeks.
n small before it became small. Moreover, if things only became smaller, and not larger, eventually everything would be miniscule. And if it was the other way around, where everything only became larger, and not smaller, everything would eventually be one thing, because everything would have joined together. If this were the case then we would notice that things only become smaller, shorter, or uglier, and never their opposites, or vice versa. Socrates shows that things do transition from two opposites, by referencing to observable examples. He contrasts this to death, and claims that there has to be a cycle of becoming alive and becoming dead, or else everything would become dead, or vice versa. The analogies that Socrates uses are applicable to every corporeal thing in the universe. Everything is either large or small, tall or short, etcetera. He claims that there is a process of becoming from its opposite (e.g. something becoming larger from being small), and that this process is cyclical. For if everythi>