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PHL 301 Exam Review 01/10/2007 12:58:00 Philosophy site: Practice Exam Philosophy Review Socrates o Virtue is knowledge o Unity of virtues o Weakness of will is impossible; giving in to temptation results from  ignorance Knowing the better, doing the worse o Socratic method: dialectic: definitions and their evaluation Plato o Divided self Rational Rational element must be in control [think of horse and  chariot; bad horse] Appetitive Spirited elements [good horse] usually cooperates with reason; helps lead it in the right  direction o Virtue: Proper balance—each part has to play its proper role  o Reason is usually rational o Conflict among the parts o Weakness of will is possible  o Augustine’s alternative Not really a matter of different parts of the soul; just one part
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o Happiness: virtue Getting the parts in alignment [rational in control]
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PHL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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