Class Notes (839,285)
Canada (511,245)
Philosophy (1,521)
PHL100Y1 (465)
Peter King (114)
Lecture

September 18, The Apology.pdf

1 Page
92 Views

Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHL100Y1
Professor
Peter King

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
Description
Philosophy September 18th, 2012 What made Socrates distinctive, unlike any of the sages or sophists or others around?According to ancient testimonies, he was distinctive in at least seven ways: 1. Socrates was notorious for pressing the “what is X?” question, specifically to inquire into the nature of moral virtue (usually a particular moral virtue). 2. Socrates approach, ‘the Socratic Method’(known technically as the elenchus) was to cross examine his interlocutors about their beliefs, usually on moral matters, to judge their soundness. 3. Likewise, ‘socratic irony’is standard phrase. 4. ‘Socratic Ignorance’socrates aways maintained that he did not know anything, or that the only thing he knew was that he knew nothing, or that he knew nothing of value, or that he knows what he does not know. 5. Socrates seems to have held that knowledge is not only necessary for virtue but also sufficient for it, which led him to deny the reality of ‘weakness of will’(where one knows the better and the worse) and relat
More Less
Unlock Document

Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit