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09/10 PHI 101 “What are the first two definitions that Polemarchus gives?” What are wrong with his arguments? -Cephalus and Polemarchus, very average, man on the street definition of justice, very shallow Very rich and if didn’t annoy anyone would be ok Everyone should be engaged in the political society and not simply ignore it, such as Cephalus Idiot means private During Peloponesian War, plague struck Athens while Spartans were sieging the city Thucydides “science of history”, ”people in good health were attacked by violent redness, becoming bloody and sneezing, coarseness, and discharges of bile” 1/3 of population dies from plague, moral, social, political and economic breakdown Sophists -Taught public speaking to win debates Wondered, if there were gods, what they were doing, if they cared Socrates wants to find a rational foundation for doing the right thing or to start thinking rationally about what they should do or not do -Thrasymachus: Moral skeptic and political realist
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