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Unformatted text preview: Brainstorms for tutorials 11/09/2006 14:34:00 ← Visible/intelligible realms • Intelligible is comprised of the Forms (goodness, beauty, redness, sweetness, etc, exist in relation to visible world and make it possible)…only the forms are the objects of knowledge • Form of the Good= source of knowledge, beauty, truth, etc, and all other forms…it is to the intelligible realm what the sun is to the visible realm ← Producer, Auxilliary (warrior), Ruler (ruler) ← Parts of soul: rational (truth), spirited (honor), appetitive (money) ← ← EXAM FORMAT: ← 9 names of any kind (not just people) • Identify and write (about 10 minutes, a paragraph) on 5 of them, get at what is most significant about them ← ← Allegory of cave describes journey ending in grasping of Form of the Good ← ← Philosophers are only class possessing knowledge, and are the most just of men…ruled by rational side ← ← Tyrant= ruled by unjust Appetitive side, non-rational ← ← Injustice tortures a man’s psyche, just man is happy, healthy, calm, etc ← ← Justice is good because it’s connected to the greatest good, the Form of Good, which enables men to imitate the perfect order and harmony of good forms and incorporating them into their lives ← ← Denounces poetry as something that makes men unjust by encouraging them to indulge in ignoble emotions ← ← Myth of Er, after death just souls are rewarded with a thousand good lifetimes, unjust souls punished just as long…then must choose their next lives ← ← ← ← Iliad Lectures 11/09/2006 14:34:00 ← Iliad Seminars 11/09/2006 14:34:00 ← 1) ← 2) ← Aeschylus Lectures 11/09/2006 14:34:00 A Aeschylus Seminar 11/09/2006 14:34:00 ← Herotodus Lectures 9/13/06 11/09/2006 14:34:00 ← ONE: NERDY GUY’s LECTURE ← TWO: GREEK SCULPTURE LECTURE ← ← THREE: EVANS LECTURE ON LOGOS ← ← LOGOS in Herodotus ← ← Herodotus= early father of history in terms of addressing human condition ← ← Herodotus is GENUINE creation, new ideas, not old ideas reworked, born out of nothingness…a rare occurrence in human history (genuine original thought) ← ← LOGOS= literally, “speech,” but key to unlocking Herodotus ← ← Herodotus’ work= many layers, subtle, complex (though seemingly not so, because he wants the reader to ENGAGE and recognize his logos rather than simply read it directly) ← ← Wants reader to engage in conversation with him, rather than talk simply listen directly to him ← ← Logos without a companion is dead, requires response and intellectual encounter ← History is not possible without first the IDEA of investigations, which is an act of logos in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course IPHS 100 taught by Professor Elkins during the Spring '08 term at Kenyon.

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