PHL200Y1 Euthyphro Lecture Notes
October 16, 2012
Agent-relative duties: Just worry about those that you are expected to. (I.e. you read the
essays of your students not someone elses students.)
o You probably wouldnt report a crime if it was your friend.
o Why is it so important to Socrates to get Euthyphros agreement about the pious?
Why is it so easy for him? a) How is this related to his views about ethical
questions? b) the nature of definition?
Its important to Socrates to get Euth
o Compare Democritus views on the relationship between reason (logos) and the
senses with those of Parmenides and Heraclitus.
o Logos- (Atoms and the void)
o Atoms: hook together, collide, and entangle. They dont
change they s
o Explain Socrates elenctic method and how it relates to his confidence in the
convictions he expresses in The Crito.
Summary- The elenctic method is one in which Socrates questions his
interlocutor through a discussion style forum. Through Socrat
PHL200Y1 Lecture Notes
September 25, 2012
(Chapter 4 Osborne- Xenophanes Zenoffannees)
Parmenides: Cant ever say what is not. If it is not you cant know it or think it. Thats
why youre not supposed to say it. The senses seem to perceive what is not, but
PHL200Y1 Lecture Notes: Epicurus and Hellenistic Philosophy
March 19, 2013
Announcements: final exam
o 40% of the exam is like the December midterm: quotes, short/medium answer (no
choice) skewed towards the 2nd half of the exam. The entire 2nd semester i
PHL200Y1 Lecture: De Anima 1
February 7, 2013
Last time: Either coincidental or for something (exhaustive options). Not coincidental
therefore for something.
o If they cant be coincidental, then theyre for something. Nothing that comes to be
in the way t
PHL200Y1 Lecture Notes: Aristotles Ethics Book IX
March 12, 2013
Virtue: justice and friendship
o Friendship is a virtue or kind of a virtue. Virtues are excellent states and acting in
accordance with them is the sum of human success and happiness. Its no
PHL200Y1 Platos Dialogues: Laches and Euthyphro
October 11, 2012
Brief review of The Apology: The oracle tells Socrates he is the wisest of all men. But
Socratess initial reaction is that he is not wise at all, and that the oracle must be speaking
PHL200Y1 Gorgias Lecture 3
October 25, 2012
Socrates: It is always worse to do harm than to suffer it yourself. Socrates is basically
telling Polus he doesnt really know what he thinks.
o Kalos/Kalon: Beautiful, fine, noble, graceful
Used to refer to thi
Paper topics Ancient philosophy Second Assignment due Friday 11
Please select one topic and compose an essay of 4-6 double-spaced pages. Number
your pages. Passages in should be referred to by work, book number (when there is
one), chapter a