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Lecture 3 1) See Introductory Notes To Political Science 2) Plato a) One hint to reading Plato is that he uses topic sentences b) Apology i) Socrates is facing trial for corruption of the Youth, and the Apology is his defense ii) The dialogue is about persuasion and how we arrive at truth or what appears to be truth iii) Socrates says that he is not eloquent (as is associated with the sophists), but rather
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Unformatted text preview: that he speaks the truth (Look at Sophists in the Republic) iv) Socrates speech is rhetorically more sophisticated that he lets on, but his point is to persuade v) The bearer of truth is a stranger in this work, this is a common theme amongst truth-sayers...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course POLI 4081 taught by Professor Jr,j during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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