Socratic Citizenship in Context
September 22, 2016
-The Big Questions
-What does it mean for a citizen to die well?
-What sorts of civic engagement do we want?
-What sorts of citizenship practices should we encourage?
-Time: 1 month aft
Socrates, Citizens, and Gadflies: Intro to Politics
September 15, 2016
Who is Socrates?
-Who do you think Socrates is?
-What have you heard about him?
-Who was the historical Socrates?
-What is Elenchus?
-How can we apply Elenchus and the Gadfly
Introduction: Thinking Differently About Democracy and Citizenship
September 13, 2016
What is Citizenship?
-Belonging to a country, participating actively in your society/community, owed rights,
obligations to your community, exercise your right
The Life and Death of Socrates
September 20, 2016
Socrates on Trial
-Trial occurs in 399 BCE just 4 years after the overthrow of the 30 Tyrants and the
restoration of Democracy
-Athens is in decline after being defeated by Sparta
-Apology means a