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    Dialectic of eros and myth of the soul in Plato's Phaedrus

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    In this paper, I question a widespread reading of a passage in the last part of the Phaedrus dealing with the science of dialectic. According to this reading, the passage announces a new method peculiar to the later Plato aiming at defining natural kinds. I show that the Phaedrus itself does not support such a reading. As an alternative reading, I suggest that the science of dialectic, as discussed in the passage, must be seen as dealing primarily with philosophical rhetoric and knowledge of human souls

    Comparing hydro- and wind electricity sources in Norway.

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    The motivation for this study was to get a better understanding of the two main power production methods, as more and more wind power plants are appearing in Norway, alongside a rise in the export of electricity overseas. This thesis examines the key aspects of hydro- and wind energy, focusing on their environmental impact, technological considerations, overall efficiency, economics, ethics, and implications for the common good. By evaluating these factors, this research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the advantages, challenges, and trade-offs associated with both energy sources. The conclusion of this study highlights that both hydro- and wind energy are proven to be environmentally friendly and economically viable. Wind power plays a crucial role in Norway's efforts to achieve a net-zero carbon emission target, considering the growing electricity demand to meet climate goals. The government's strict regulation and careful consideration of ethical, economic, and common good factors are emphasized. The findings of this study contribute to the broader discussion on sustainable energy development and inform decision-making processes towards a more efficient, ethical, and environmentally responsible energy mix in Norway.The motivation for this study was to get a better understanding of the two main power production methods, as more and more wind power plants are appearing in Norway, alongside a rise in the export of electricity overseas. This thesis examines the key aspects of hydro- and wind energy, focusing on their environmental impact, technological considerations, overall efficiency, economics, ethics, and implications for the common good. By evaluating these factors, this research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the advantages, challenges, and trade-offs associated with both energy sources. The conclusion of this study highlights that both hydro- and wind energy are proven to be environmentally friendly and economically viable. Wind power plays a crucial role in Norway's efforts to achieve a net-zero carbon emission target, considering the growing electricity demand to meet climate goals. The government's strict regulation and careful consideration of ethical, economic, and common good factors are emphasized. The findings of this study contribute to the broader discussion on sustainable energy development and inform decision-making processes towards a more efficient, ethical, and environmentally responsible energy mix in Norway

    The soul of sophistry: Plato’s “Sophist” 226a9–231b9 revisited

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    This paper argues that the so-called 6th definition of the sophist found in the outer part of Plato's "Sophist" is a methodological passage meant to point out how the sophist is to be pursued properly if he is to be distinguished from the philosopher

    Urimelig liberal : en kritikk av John Rawls teori om rettferdighet

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    Oppgaven handler om Rawls "theory of justice". Jeg har lagt vekt på teorien som en verdinøytral prosedyre. Jeg kritiserer ulikhetsprinsippet for at det tillater forskjeller som er så store at de underminerer verdien av de politiske frihetene. Videre viser jeg hvordan mennesker er avhengige av å bekreftes gjennom gjensidige relasjoner av anerkjennelse. Rawls begrep om selvrespekt er utilstrekkelig og han kan derfor ikke sikre borgernes autonomi

    What are Collections and Divisions Good for?

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    This article defends three claims. First, that collection and division in the Phaedrus are described as procedures that underlie human speaking and thinking in general, as well as philosophical inquiry, and are not identified with either. Second, that what sets the dialectical use of these procedures apart from their ordinary use are philosophical suppositions independent of the procedures of collection and division themselves; for that reason, collection and division cannot be identified with dialectic as such. Third, that the second part of the Phaedrus is concerned with the broader question how noble or beautiful speaking, in general, may be said to depend on dialectic as much as it is concerned with the question how rhetoric, as a kind of expertise, is related to dialectic

    Differentiating philosopher from statesman according to work and worth

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    Plato’s Sophist and Statesman stand out from many other Platonic dialogues by at least two features. First, they do not raise a ti esti question about a single virtue or feature of something, but raise the questions what sophist, statesman, and philosopher are, how they differ from each other, and what worth each should be accorded. Second, a visitor from Elea, rather than Socrates, seeks to addressed these questions and does so by employing what is commonly referred to as the method of collection and division. Some scholars have argued that this so-called method is value neutral and therefore unable to address the question how philosophy differs from sophistry and statesmanship according to worth. This article contends that the procedures of collection and division does not preclude the visitor from taking considerations of worth into account, but rather helps establish an objective basis for settling the main questions of the dialogue

    Hydraulic Aspects of Vegetation Maintanence in Streams

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    Storm Sewage Dilution in Smaller Streams

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