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Unformatted text preview: WEEK 12: Sophists, Socrates, and the Philosophers (11/12) Review: Historical, Intellectual, Social and Cultural Background Post Peloponnesian war Poses threat to old order, he speaks of the view of lets move on Sophist- teachers of rhetoric, moral relativists o Court speeches- get up and address jurors and judges yourself, no lawyers o Only point of any speech is to win o Socrates different as he introduces argument in order to find truth- pursuit of truth o Life of Socrates 1. Sources didnt write anything down, told from students, introduces bias-all look back to Socrates to the question and answer motion, figure to look up to-dialogue- important figure and thought representation, but not sure how accurate- Socrates perceived/confused as sophist in Aristophaness Clouds 2. Socratic Question -primary source is plato- how much of platos representation of Socrates is actually Socratess belief? And how much of it is Platos thought 3. Family Life born in 469 dies in 399, fought in the Peloponnesian War, rich enough to have...
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- Fall '07
- The Clouds