Philosophy means the love of wisdom
1. Ethics (wrong and right)
Plato and Soc
2. Epistemology (study of knowledge)
Plato and Soc (Descorts [Borde])
3. Metaphysics (nature of reality)
Plato and Soc (De
Reading for Thursday 9/23/10
Plato: Phaedo to 84b
IWA: What is the Theory of Recollection used to slow in the Pheado and how?
Who are the main characters?
One of Soc followers, there when Soc died
Reading for Thurs 9/16/10 Plato. Finish the Meno
Meno 3rd def : 1. [to desire beautiful things] 2. [have the power to acquire them]
1. Desire good things
Does anyone desire bad things? No- everyone desire good things?
Reading for Tues 9/14/10
Plato: Meno to 86d
The 3rd definition Meno gave Soc (77b) has two parts
What are they and what does Soc think is wrong with each part?
Double Space and a page to page and a half
Soc and Plato
Readings for Thursday 9/28/10
Plato: Phaedo 84c-end
All of this is true only if the soul continues after death.
Should we be excited about death?
What is death?
Death is the speration of the soul from the body
This is good becaus
Readings for Thrus 9/30/10
Arguments from an analogy
Weaver/cloak objection: just because the soul no longer lasting doesnt mean it last
The weaver is supposed to be like the soul
The cloak is supposed to be like
Rough draft of paper due 2 copies
types of friendship
1. Friendship of utility:
both people get something for the relationship friendship will end when one
or both no longer have that need
2. Friendship of
Readings for Tues. 10/19/10
Aristotle 10E rest of book 2
Happiness the life of activity reason well plus an adequate amount of good
3 kinds of goods things that are better to have than lack
Reading for Thurs 10/14/10
Aristotle NE Book z 1-6
Characteristics of happiness
1. Must involve what makes us human
2. It has to depend on you more than others (intentionally generated)
3. Got to be a life of activity
4. Has to
Study guide final exam
1. Short questions
A) Dreaming argument
When you are dreaming cant tell if you are awake or not
B) Evil doer
Logic and math
Cause you to doubt what might be true
D concludes that he cannot be d
THE LITTLE LOGIC BOOK
Truth tables with tautologies,logical equivalences
contradictions, and validity
Tautology- any statement that is in some sense internally redundant, circular, or in some si
Little Logic Book
Truth Tables with conjunction, inclusive and exclusive disjunction, negation, and
I. The use of or
1. Example: The choice of a cash option or an annual payout
The Trial and Death of Socrates
399 BCE Socrates is put on trial
He keeps pestering citizens about questions they didn't see as necessary to answer
Euthyphro- prosecuting a man who was responsible for
Philosophy 153 B
Notes from Lecture
The Little Logic Book
Part 1: Deductive Reasoning
Argument- a series of statements one of which is alleged to follow from the others.
Logic- A pattern of arguments that work
Formal Logic- Log
PHILOSOPHY PRACTICE QUIZ-REPUBLIC ONLY
1. TRUE OR FALSE: What makes a state a just state, according to Socrates, is the same as what makes
a person a just person.
2. According to Socrates, the four principle virtues wi
Republic Quiz Study Guide
Euthyphro and Socrates have different ideas on what piety is
do not come to a clear conclusion of it's definition.
Euthyphro and Socrates try to resolve the issue:
What is Piety?
Socrates lived in Athens, Greece
Died in 399 BCE.
First to start asking questions like -What is the right way to live?
Western Philosophy- a way to look at the world- started with Socrates
The Republic- BOOK 6
Key ideas of Plato:
Only certain individuals have the ability to understand and be able to rule a city.
Only certain people can be considered true philosophers
There is a transformation between reality and Forms
There is a difference
Philosophy 153 B
The Republic -Book One and Two
What is Justice?
Key Character Viewpoints
Cephalus Calm, just,desires-oriented.
Justice is To speak the truth and repay your debts.
Socrates says: This is not enough!
The Republic Book 3
I. The City
a. Built in levels for correct social classes, ability levels, and for order/
The Guardians (top)
The guardians are split in half initially,
the better half become official
Shouldnt hear stori
Review for Midterm Exam
Philosophy 153 B
Fall Semester 2013
1. Why does Socrates reject Euthyphro's suggestion that piety means approved by all of the
gods? What is wrong with this definition?
Socrates rejects this because Euthyphro's defini
Descartes 1st&2nd Meditations What kind of thing am I? Methodology of Doubt - destroy every opinion that he's had to find the truth If it can be doubted, doubt it. He is looking for truths that are 100% indubitable. The foundation of beliefs are indu