Ethics and Morality in Plato’s Vision


  • Ion-Lucian Răcilă PhD, University of Craiova, Romania


Platon, ethics, morality, values, Idea of Good, divinity


Plato’s ethics lie at the centre of his philosophy. So to grasp his moral theory we need to understand how it is integrated with the enterprise as a whole. If we look closely at Plato’s metaphysics, we can easily ascertain that the Greek philosopher proclaims the impossibility of being in this world the foundation of the ultimate cause, which is situated in a superior of the ideal world. From this vision came the theory of two worlds or realities. A productive world, that of Ideas, the true reality, known through the eye of thought, the world of eternal prototypes; and the world is produced by the sensible world, the world of appearances. Ideas form a logical system subordinated to a Supreme Idea that is the Idea of ​​Good.



How to Cite

Răcilă, I.-L. . (2020). Ethics and Morality in Plato’s Vision. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 5(1), 16-34. Retrieved from