5-18-11 - The Republic What is Philosophy? Or, what is...

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The Republic
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What is Philosophy? Or, what is (Platonic) Socratic philosophy? - The questions it asks; the definitions it suggests - The purpose it serves The dialogic format - The testimony of the Phaedrus - Deliberate ambiguity The uniqueness of the Republic - Thrasymachus fights back!
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History of Philosophy Presocratics - Pythagoreanism; Democritus; Empedocles Socrates, Plato, Xenophon Aristotle Epicureans Stoics Cyrenaics Skeptics
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The Virtue of a Doctor The function of a craft - Thrasymachus' definition: a doctor acting like a doctor does not make errors (340) - What is the point of medicine? Or of a sea captain? Not to make money (341) - What advantage does a particular craft seek? That of the weaker thing it controls Thrasymachus (343) - Do you still have a wet-nurse who wipes your nose? Why is he so hostile to Socrates? - What about shepherds? No shepherd manages his flock for the advantage of his sheep, does he? And consider the tyrant—same here - The just man can never compete with the unjust man
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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5-18-11 - The Republic What is Philosophy? Or, what is...

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