Socrates and the Cave Analogy
In the Cave Analogy, the basic metaphor is explicit in the simile: Knowing is like
seeing. The outside world is permanent, indestructible, one, and intelligible, while the cave
world is changing, destructible, sensib
Socrates was wise about God
The etymology of philosophy is derived from two Greek words: Philein, which means to
love, and sophia which means wisdom (Mohr). A wise person is therefore united with love.
Wisdom is from an Indo-European root, woid, weid, wid
Socrates Paper #3
Socratic wisdom is a union of ones consciousness with that of God and other selves in
the action of questioning (Mohr, p. 8). Questioning for Socrates includes seeking to understand
the divine word in communication and in community (Mohr
Knowledge can be divided into theoretical, or speculative, and practical types.
Theoretical or speculative knowledge has come to mean the knowledge of general or
fundamental principles of reality. Practical knowledge is knowledge that
Describe in detail why you believe Socrates used the plural to talk about gods. Please be
as specific as possible and original with your thoughts.
One suggestion as to why Socrates may have used the plural to talk about gods is that
The Religious Sense
Throughout the generations of history, from culture to culture, it is clearly evident that
there is a common human characteristic that everyone shares: an innate religious sense that seeks
to answer all of mans yearning questi
Theology and Temporary Culture
Companies and advertisers seek to exploit our sadness by implying that their product will
bring us ultimate happiness and that without their good, we will continue to be sad. However,
once we buy their product, it eventually
Theological Implications surrounding Environmental degradation in the 90s
In the chapter Use and Abuse of Wetlands, Bowlby and Mannion extensively highlight the
benefits of wetlands, the indirect support and protection wetlands provide to land masses, as
Describe what Socrates means when he says that shameful behavior is unhealthy for the soul.
Socrates also believes that it is wicked and shameful to do wrong, disobey, ones
superior, be he god or man (Apology, 33b). Socratess first pri