230S09Lecture2

230S09Lecture2 - Plato Human Condition, Rene Magritte 1948...

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    Plato Human Condition , Rene Magritte 1948
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    Announcements No class Monday! Come to sections Friday, and we’ll start  the Republic. Change from syllabus: bits from  sections II, III, X. I’ll post online.
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    Plato and Socrates Plato was a student of  Socrates Socrates never wrote Plato wrote dialogues in  which Socrates argues  philosophy Unclear which view  belongs to which  philosopher Portrait of Socrates  detail, Anon. 1st  cent. AD Roman copy of a 4th cent.  BC Greek original
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    Socratic Method Usually, interlocutor asserts a hypothesis (Ion  doesn’t really) Socrates asks series of questions Demonstrates that interlocutor has beliefs that: are inconsistent with hypothesis, or  imply the falseness of hypothesis, or imply the hypothesis is incomplete, or needs alteration At the least, one gains “negative knowledge”
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