08 Plato philosophy 12411

08 Plato philosophy 12411 - Classical Greek Philosophy...

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Classical Greek  Philosophy Plato
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Classical Greek Philosophy Plato Greek Philosophy
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My Mentor Socrates The heart of Socrates' teaching:   The unexamined life  is not worth living.
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Socrates Socratic Method Posed questions  and then  questioned the answers Searched for the  ultimate  nature   of qualities What is Duty? What is Truth? What is Evil? What is Ethical?
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Socrates Discussion  Illustration of the Socratic Method Would someone volunteer?
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Socrates Knowledge is intuitive and is  merely revealed by learning  Example using the Pythagorean  Theorem Demonstration: Would someone  who is not familiar with the  theory behind the Pythagorean  Theorem volunteer to help? A non-science, non-engineering, non- math major
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Socrates a a b b c c The Pythagorean Theorem states that  the square area defined by length  a  plus the square area defined by length  b  equals the square area defined by length  c . a 2 + b 2 = c 2
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Socrates a a b b c c Using the hollow  squares, rearrange  the small squares and  fit them together  inside the largest  square.
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Socrates Therefore:  a 2 +  b 2 =  c 2
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Socrates + = Conclusion: Everyone can learn everything What have we learned from this example?
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Socrates Discussion Why are some subjects harder  than others for us?     Right brain/left brain?     (Similar to right handed/left  handed?) What are the implications of  Socrates’ idea for being creative?
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Who, Truly is the Wisest? I am called wise, for my hearers always imagine that  I myself possess the wisdom which I find wanting in  others: but the truth is, O men of Athens, that God  only is wise; and by his answer he intends to show  that the wisdom of men is worth little or nothing; he  is not speaking of Socrates, he is only using my name  by way of illustration, as if he said, O men, he is the  wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is  in truth worth nothing. Socrates quoted by Plato in  The Apology
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Socrates Convicted of  “corrupting the  youth” by the  townspeople Described by students as “the best  and wisest” and “most noble” man.
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Socrates Deep philosophy about marriage My advice is to get married:  if you find a good wife you’ll be  happy; if not you’ll become a philosopher.
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Our senses sometimes deceive us. Are the horizontal
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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