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The Socratic – Platonic Attack Challenge to the Sophists. Socrates of Athens (470 -399) 1. Historical background: Athens poor decision making before and during the Peloponnesian war. 2. Socrates’ quest and his trip to Delphi: a. Socrates: “Who is the wisest of men” b. Priestess: “Socrates is the wisest of men.” c. Socrates: “but I know nothing.” d. Priestess: “Socrates is the wisest of men.” 3. Socrates intellectual - political activities. a. Socrates respect for Spartan order. b. Activities in the market place: The gadfly of Athens. 4. The core of Socrates’ Method” and the Ethyphro dialogue. 1. Agree on what makes for a successful inquiry. 2. Elicit definitions. 3. Elicit a wide range of phenomena that are in the field of concern 4. Test definitions to determine whether they” cut at the joints.” The definition must unambiguously separate what does and does not fit within it. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course COMM 118 taught by Professor Cronen during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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