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Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1100
Professor
U.Abaci
Semester
Fall

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Socrates: A Model for Humanity  “You are indignant, as drowsy persons are, when they are awakened.” Hesiod, Homer, and the Birth of Philosophy o Hesiod inspired by the Muses – Thegony Greeks believed in Gods, myths, religion o Justice is to be revered, injustice will be punished o Order and clarity are to be pursued o Developing one’s intellect is to be aspired; thoughtless = foolish Homer – The Iliad and The Odyssey o Iliad: Greece’s attack on the city of Troy o Odyssey: Greek warrior Odysseus, after battle of Troy Polis: a place you can walk across in a single day and have a conversation with all you meet o A social idea, could not exist without human conversation o Depends on justice, law, etc. Pre-Socratic Philosophers o Thales: primal element of universe is water o Anaximenes: air o Heraclitus: fire “all is change” o Democritus: all matter in universe composed
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