Philosophy Midterm Exam Review Sheet

Connect this to socrates claim that philosophy is

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Connect this to Socrates’ claim that philosophy is “training for death.” 3. Socrates entertains three theses about what happens to the soul after bodily death and attempts to refute each of them in order to prove that the soul not only survives bodily death, but is immortal. Summarize the arguments surrounding two of these theses. 4. In the midst of proving the immortality of the soul, Socrates outlines a metaphysical theory of Forms we called the “ theory of participation .” Briefly describe the main idea of this theory and the sense in which forms “cause” a thing to be what it is, and how visible things are deficient with respect to forms. (Note: Review Stevenson chapter on the forms) Republic 1. Briefly summarize how Socrates argues that there are three parts of the soul . 2. What are the two main morals of the allegory of the Cave? Be sure to give a detailed description of the Cave and its inhabitants. (Hint: one concerns education, the other concerns those who escape…)
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Christianity 1. In class, we discussed three kinds of theology . Name and briefly describe each kind. Which of the three is most relevant to philosophy and why? 2. Name and discuss one major difference between the Old and New Testament accounts of human nature.
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