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Lecture

Sept. 14, 2010


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHL200Y1
Professor
Witing

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PHL200Y1: Sept. 14, 2010
PHL200Y1
BCE
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…..Thales….
……Anaximander470___Socrates_____________399
……Xenophanes………………………………………..? Democritus……….
…….Parminidus….
…….Empedoles.. 427 Plato_____________347
……Anaxagoras…… 384________Aristotle
322
…..unsure time line
Elenchus method of Socrates: cross examines citizens on abstract on concepts such as
justice, courage, etc….Socrates would often reduce people who were supposed to be experts
in the subject
Milesian philosophy was known as pre-Socrates philosophy because he became the
centre of attention
Aristotle: Socrates searching for definition and turned his attention away from nature
to ethics, inductive argument
Plato; famous follower of Socrates, wrote Socratic dialogue
Xenophanes: also wrote Socratic dialogue
Was Socrates so unclear after this death that there were different extremes who called
themselves the true Socratics (Antisthenes and Aristippus)
oAristippus: pleasure is the cause of all actions (helone)
oAntisthenes: virtues is the highest good, ‘would rather go mad then feel
pleasure
Stoics…descending from the cynics
Stoic Tradition: positive but different from epicurian
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