PHIL231-SP10 - Wk2 Study Questions

PHIL231-SP10 - Wk2 Study Questions - Philosophy 231...

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Philosophy 231 Name: Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown page 1 of 8 STUDY QUESTIONS 2: SOCRATES Due in class Wednesday, April 14 (may be submitted for partial credit no later than April 28) Answer the questions as your read the text in preparation for class. Bring your answers to class each day ready to modify your initial answers in reference to class discussions. Be ready to ask about any of the questions you have difficulty answering, or to raise other questions inspired by your preparations for class. Bring a hard copy of your answers to class on the due date listed above to receive credit for your work. Late study questions may be submitted for partial credit until the second date listed above. This set of study questions will be worth a maximum of 3 points, scored according to the following criteria (see the syllabus for more information about study questions): (a) Properly submitting your packet of study questions in person and in class on the day they are due earns one point. (b) Properly citing the page numbers in the texts that are relevant to each of the questions earns one point. (c) Thoughtfully addressing at least 90% of the questions in the packet of study questions earns one point. (d) Failing to collect your packet of study questions in class on the first day that I return them to the class loses one point. Plato Socrates wrote no works of philosophy, but his commitment to justice and to the relentless questioning of anyone willing to engage him in conversation have been immortalized in Plato's dialogues. Many other philosophers also wrote Socratic dialogues. Xenophon, an Athenian General under whom Socrates served in the Peloponnesian war against Sparta, is the other major source of Socratic dialogues that have survived from antiquity. The Socrates Xenophon presents is far less engaging than the Socrates Plato gives us, and the philosophical merit of Xenophon's work is scarcely worth mentioning. Xenophon wrote his own account of the defense speech of Socrates, also called
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2010 for the course PHIL 231 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Cal Poly.

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PHIL231-SP10 - Wk2 Study Questions - Philosophy 231...

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