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Seminar Quiz—Philosophy 1. Like all aspects of Western Civ, philosophical wisdom increases steadily, slowly but surely, from one age to the next. False. 2. The Pre-Socratic philosophers were professional teachers of rhetoric. False. 3. Give two short definitions of rhetoric, one positive, one with negative connotations. Positive: the art of persuasion. Negative: using arguments to trick, making the worse argument appear better, etc. 4. Plato himself was absent from Socrates’s trial, but was with his master in his last trial, as depicted in the Phaedo . False. 5. Of the two sets of charges against him, Socrates is more concerned about the old “accusations” (prejudices) and expects to be convicted because of them. True. 6. Name two of the “crimes” Socrates is accused of.
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Unformatted text preview: (1)atheism/impiety/inventing new gods (2)corrupting the youth (3) Investigating things in the heavens and below the earth. 7. Crito helps Socrates to escape from prison, but the attempt fails and Socrates is captured again and sentenced to death. False. 8. In the Phaedo , Socrates final message to his followers concerns, above all, the care of the soul. True. 9. By the time he wrote the Phaedo , Plato had completed rejected the teaching of his former master, and here he criticizes Socrates both philosophically and personally. False. 10. By including his wife in his final philosophical conversation, Socrates shows that concern for the family stands at the center of his ethics. False....
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