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1. In your own words describe Socrates' mission. 2. What is irony? Give one or two examples. Explain its function in the Socratic method.3. How does Socrates show that he is not an atheist?4. What is the function of ignorance in Socratic philosophy?5. Do you agree with Socrates' view that it is better to speak the truth -no matter how disturbing- rather than what is considered proper or pleasing? What is the main value of such an approach to life? What is the main drawback?Question about the videos:6. What is "mob mentality"and what are its consequences? Read about thefollowing philosophers below ( Zeno of Elea, Lucio Anneo Seneca, Hypatia and Galileo)who were victims of this kind of action in different periods of history. Read about each one of these philosophers and find the similarities to Socrates' situation in each case. Be sure to contrast the "official" reasons why they were targeted with the"real"reasons they were victimized. 7. Socrates thought it very important not to teach for money. Why? What kind of teaching did he mean? Was he right? Can this principle be extended to priests, rabbis, and preachers? Explain.Questions about the movie "Twelve Angry Men"8. What, if anything, does this film reveal about the way average persons

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