Week 2 discussion notes

Week 2 discussion notes - WEEK 2 Discussion Questions PS...

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WEEK 2 Discussion Questions PS 10: Introduction to Political Theory Week 2 Discussion Questions 1. What is the Socratic method? Socrates way of proving that individuals are wrong in their opinions by proving that they don’t really know their own stance. Does so by appearing ignorant and asking lots of questions. 2. What sort of wisdom does Socrates possess? Why does this subject arise during his defense in the Apology? The wisdom that he knows what he does not know 3. What does Socrates claim his role is in Athens? How does this role relate to the verdict and, ultimately, the distinction Plato emphasizes between truth and opinion? A fly on a horse which is there to be irritating by keeps it moving. o Undermines certainties that would otherwise be unquestioned. o Questions the “smartest” and most powerful 4. According to Plato, what is justice? What is the relationship between justice and truth and how is that relationship evidenced in the Apology? Socrates proved that the case aginst him has to fall apart because there is
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