8 Therefore God cannot exist in understanding alone 9 God must exist in reality

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(8) Therefore, God cannot exist in understanding alone(9) God must exist in realityThe Apology- The Defense of Socrates (pg 36)Socrates thinks that the person who thinks he knows nothing when he doesn’t know anything is wiser than the person who thinks he knows something when he doesn’t. But if neither person knows anything how can one be wiser than the other? What kind of wisdom could Socrates be referring to here?Consciousness = awarenessRational consciousness = awareness involving conceptsConcept = mental representation of some thingThere is something paradoxical about Socrates’ claim that the person who is the wisest who recognizes that wisdom is truly worthless. Is Socrates using the word “wisdom” in two different senses here? If so, what could these two senses be?Socratic Wisdom:• Not claiming to know what one does not know.WisdomAristotle's Conception of Wisdom6
Thursday, January 19, 2017Knowing the most important causes of reality and actionPerry Bratman and Fisher Conception of WisdomArgumentative thought about our most basic values and beliefsWhen Socrates is suggesting that his “penalty” be free meals in the Prytaneum, he compares himself to the victor in an olympic race. He says that while victory brings the Athenians only the appearance of success, Socrates brings the reality of success. What service does Socrates think he is doing for the Athenians that cannot be matched by the winner of an olympic race? How does examining the citizens of Athens bring them true success?It is my duty to attach the highest importance to the god’s business; and therefore, in seeking the oracle’s meaning, I had to go on to examine all those with any reputation for knwoleSocrates is famous for saying that “an unexamined life is no life for a human being to live”. What does he mean by this? What’s so valuable about examining one’s life? Socrates was given two choices: leave Athens or live the rest of his life in silence. The philosopher was not willing to leave his home, and he was not willing to be silent. Being silent implied his agreement with the government, and in his eyes, this equated to living an unexamined life. Unwilling to live that type of life, Socrates killed himself.In your opinion, did Socrates live a meaningful life? Why or why not?According to Socrates, this type of life was not worth living. Rather than living an unexamined life, Socrates chose death. With that being said I do not believe that socrates lived a meaningful life and I do not think he felt that his life had meaning either. Aquafina- The Existence of God (pg. 44)7
Thursday, January 19, 2017Aquinas offers a reply to the ontological Argument in Summa Theologica, Question 2, Article 1.What does he think that is wrong with the argument?Because it (the thought of GOD) exists, God must existAccording to Aquinas, there are five way to prove that god exists. What are these five ways?

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