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Paper2Instructions - Directions for Paper#2 Plato and...

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Directions for Paper #2: Plato and Aristotle Due: Tuesday, October 4 th Choose one of the following options. Indicate at the top of your paper which option you’ve chosen. Each paper will have two parts, one for exposition and one for evaluation. OPTION A: Oratory and Politics Part 1: Exposition Explain Socrates view of oratory (rhetoric), how it is different than politics in its aims and effects and how this difference is relevant to the moral life of an individual and a community. Part 2: Evaluation Select two contemporary (i.e., within the last 50 years) examples of public speech about the moral or political life. One must be an example of what Socrates would consider oratory, and one must be an example of what Socrates would consider and example of politics (either legislation or justice). For both speeches, explain precisely, citing from the contents of each speech, why it is that the speech is an example of oratory or politics, as the case may be. Include a photocopy of both speeches as an addendum to your paper. OPTION B: The puzzle of Incontinence According to Aristotle, Socrates believes people do wrong out of ignorance. Aristotle disagrees to a point and says that this presents a puzzle. He then offers a solution that he thinks might satisfy Socrates’s concerns. Part 1:
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 203 taught by Professor Errinclark during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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