Unformatted text preview: o Situation Leading to Socrates’ Death :-Troubled times • Athens humiliated • Strife Oligarchs Democrat o Intellectual War of Ideas-Parmendies vs. Heraclitus-Atomist vs. Skepticism of the Sophists-Physis vs. Nomos Controversy o Teaching of the Sophists have undermined all traditional values o Goal of Plato’s Φ : Refute Skepticism & Relativism: 1. Distinguish opinion vs. knowledge. 2. Prove that we do have knowledge. 3. Determine what is knowledge about , what is object of knowledge...
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- Fall '07
- Philosophy, Alfred North Whitehead, Western philosophical tradition