Reading by Tuesdays class, read and be prepared to discuss Plato from
textbook, pages 31-136
Does Stuurmans canon explanation of political theory have legitimacy?
Yes, but we also need to include classics (Aristotle, Socrate
- Quiz on Tuesday, covering Aristotles politics, it will be open until 11:59pm (on
canvas), take it after class
- Exam 1 is about 3 weeks away, question will be up on canvas by this weekend
Exam 1 essays, on one
Finishing Defense of Socrates:
Is submission to the rule of law critical?
When is submission or opposition legitimate
Socrates essentially argues that the majority is stupid, but they are the
majority nonetheless and should
Defense of Socrates (The Apology):
Socrates states that the pursuit of knowledge is his god, which is an unfavorable
opinion at the time.
Socrates refuses to give up his ideals in the face of persecution, even though his