04 plato concepts

04 plato concepts - 9/22/06 Plato Concepts Didnt like the...

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9/22/06 Plato Concepts Didn’t like the sophists, and since he was very influential in his society, his view also very influential Socrates’ student After Socrates is gone, he opens a school, a school of theory in philosophy Believe in dialectic method—questioning and answering probing way of learning believe this is the most important and most significant way to learn Also talk about the search for knowledge vs. search for mere belief The Gorgias o Write Gorgias as a bit goofy and stupid—a disaster in many place throughout the dialogue o Socrates want to talk about rhetoric and what rhetoric is—starts probing Gorgias o Starts out by asking what is that you do o Gorgias said he’s a rhetorician o Socrates then ask if he can teach it and Gorgias said yes o Well, then what is it that you teach? There’s no content to teach o Gorgias said he works with words o Well doesn’t people who teaches literature and other subj. uses words too? o
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PHIL 1305 taught by Professor Gordon during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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