Apology - PlatosApology LectureonPlatosApology

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Plato’s Apology                    Lecture on Plato’s Apology “The unexamined life is not worth living.”-Socrates  “My advice to you is to get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if  not, you'll become a philosopher. -Socrates Socrates (470-399 B.C.) (1) Classical Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy. (2) His two famous students: Plato and Aristotle. (3) He was known for the Socratic Method. It begins with the assumption that the  function of education is to draw the truth out of pupil rather than filling an empty  vessel.  Part I Socratic Method Introduction to this method (1) In  seeking the nature or  defining characteristic of a  specific  virtue we first  postulate, propose, or suggest a definition of that virtue.   (2) The definition is then subjected to scrutiny and critical analysis.  If a contradiction  is found, the definition is thrown out and another, different, definition is proposed. 
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The new definition is better than the previous one in the sense that, not only has it  not incorporated the same mistake as the original, but a recognition of some of the 
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