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PHL200 Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PHL200 Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - For our sake we must...

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For our sake, we must believe Socrates is ignorant -Alienating the youth from the Athenian culture -is slavery just? Athens had certain beliefs about whether or not it was just… but Socrates thought corrupting the youth was the essence of the problem. There WAS a law against the corruption of the youth even though Socrates thought he was just urging them to examine ways of life. He thinks he was doing them a favor -The jurors (people of Athens) thought it was a negative move, a case of corrupting the youth. -In Plato, we see whether the decision to convict him was fair or not -Is being a just person synonymous as always obeying the law? -People do bad things involuntarily but they do it voluntarily just as much if not more -Asocratic/Socratic paradox: para- counter doxa- belief/opinion aka. Counter to common belief -IF he is right, everything in this world is wrong. Nothing bad can happen to a good person?... leaving aside the unexamined life is not worth living… not generally classified as a paradox. Ought to lead us to question ‘what is going on here?’
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