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Unformatted text preview: Joyce McHenry Philosophy 101 9:00-9:50 Final Exam #4 Plato, by far, is the coolest philosopher. Okay, so I may be a bit biased because I agree with his philosophy for the most part, but what can I say? I think he rocks. He was forward- thinking for his day and age, and I love that he stepped out of the box. It all begins with his use of the Socratic/dialectic method. I love to just ask people questions about why they believe what they do. Learning about others’ ideas is what either makes me question, change, and adapt my own beliefs, or take a firmer stance on what I already believe. So I like that Plato used the Socratic Method to draw the truth (or what that person knows to be the truth) out of someone rather than “filling an empty vessel” as Socrates did. It’s so much fun to just talk to someone and keep asking them, “Why?” even though they get frustrated and confuse themselves, because not only does it broaden my view of the spectrum of opinions, but it helps the other person to understand their beliefs better (whether they asked me to or not, and whether they liked it or not)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Nango during the Fall '05 term at Mesa CC.
- Fall '05