That ie quesoning i shall do for anyone i encounter

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Unformatted text preview: of old? Why can’t I argue for a different law, valid for tomorrow’s sons, that henceforth they should beat their dads? Take a look at poultry now, and all such other animals: don’t they stand up to their fathers? Aren’t we animals, more or less, except that animals don’t propose decrees the way we humans do?’ SocraCc QuesConing (Elenchus) •  Ques<oning Others to expose ignorance in the soul - - Soul = center of Socra<c Philosophy - - Ignorance: Source of Vice and Evil •  Athens’ Problem: Ci<zens care only for wealth, honor, glory (29d- e) •  Injus<ce – ci<zens ac<ng in ignorance Socrates’ Mission (30a1- 5) ‘Shame on you, for sehng the lowest value upon the most precious things, and for ra<ng inferior ones more highly!’ That (i.e., ‘ques<oning’) I shall do for anyone I encounter, young or old, alien or fellow ci<zen; but all the more for the lajer, since your kinship with me is closer. III. Ci<zen Socrates •  Socrates’ Occupa<on and Way of Life clash with Athenian Civic Ideology Elenchus •  Meddling in others’ business •  Disregards social hierarchy •  Redefines ‘the fair and the good’ as Virtue - - Virtue brings wealth, status and not the other way around (30a7- b4) The Useless Ci<zen (T...
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